Call for papers “Sustainability practices in higher education institutions? Mapping Trends and Good Practice at Universities round the World”

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Call for papers “Sustainability practices in higher education institutions?

Mapping Trends and Good Practice at Universities round the World”

Expressions of interest are now being requested for this ground-breaking book,
which united the theory and practice of sustainable development at higher education
institutions. The volume, edited by Walter Leal Filho, Ulisses Azeiteiro, Sandra Caeiro
and Charbel Jabbour, will be published by Springer, one of the top 10 scientific publishers.

Environmental and sustainability performance are issues that used to be more associated with industries and
corporations in the private sector also within corporate social responsibility. But in the last decades organizations
in the public sector in particular educational institutions are also interested in being engaged in what is called
?Campus sustainability? or ?Campus greening?. Considering the societal role of higher education institutions, they
have the mission to carry out research, teaching and the creation of settings that allow developing new competencies
that lead to more sustainable practices. The aim of this book is to provide a contribution to the state of the art
about the current sustainability practices and guidelines applied in higher education institutions. The first chapters will
introduce current sustainability assessment methodologies and the role of universities in promoting sustainability.
Subsequent chapters will present several international examples of sustainability assessment tools specifically developed for
higher education institutions, such as the AISHE ? Auditing Instrument for Sustainability in Higher Education,
the GASU ? Graphical Assessment of Sustainability in Universities tool, the STARS ? Sustainability Tracking, Assessment
& Rating System, the STAUNCH ? Sustainability tool for Auditing Universities Curricula in Higher Education,
Sustainability Report Card. Other integrated tools not specifically developed for Universities will also be discussed like
the ecological footprint, corporate social responsibility, sustainability reporting and GRI – Global Reporting Initiative
Guidelines, eco-labelling, and sustainable construction and greenbuilding. A final chapter will discuss
the current status of environmental and sustainability practices in higher education institutions and outline
future prospects

Expressions of interest should relate to primary research initiatives and projects, or revision of the state of
the art, which can be formulated as book chapters in a relatively short time. They should entail a 200
words abstract with all contact data from the authors. Please send them by the the
15th August 2012 to: [email protected] , [email protected]