Sustainability in Practice: Action learning and the Green Impact Initiative

Acevedo, Beatriz and Johnson, Sarah (2013) Sustainability in Practice: Action learning and the Green Impact Initiative. In: Enhancing education for sustainable development. Higher Education Academy.

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Abstract

This chapter presents an overview of the experience of 30 undergraduates in their second year of the International Business Strategy degree at Anglia Ruskin University working as eco-auditors for the Green Impact Initiative; a pro-environmental behavioural programme co-ordinated by the National Union of Students (NUS). The originality of the case study lies in its articulation of the practical experience of students working as university campus eco-auditors, and in the academic context of the coursework for International Business and Environmental Management. The chapter also includes some ideas regarding the use of art-based methodologies and aesthetics in the promotion of systems thinking, critical thinking and self-reflection among the participants: students, academics and environmental officers.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: Education for Sustainability, Co-production, Student engagement, Green Impact, eco-auditing, greening campus
Faculty: Lord Ashcroft International Business School
Depositing User: Dr. Beatriz Acevedo
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2017 08:01
Last Modified: 30 Mar 2017 08:01
URI: http://arro.anglia.ac.uk/id/eprint/701640

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