Learning by Doing: EnvironmentalPerformance Improvement in UKHigher Education
Peter Hopkinson, Peter James and Adam Van Winsum
Higher education (HE) has three main forms of environmental impacts:
- the direct impacts of its activities, such as use of energy and water in buildings or staff and student travel to and from their places of learning and teaching;
- the indirect impacts on students’ knowledge about, and behaviour with regard to, environmental issues;
- the indirect impacts of research about environmental issues.
Other chapters in this book address the indirect impacts of HE; this chapter focuses on initiatives to minimize the environmental impacts of higher education in the UK. It is based on the experience, and ...