Drawing from lessons shared through first-hand experiences, conversations, conferences and forums, I offer two main stumbling blocks for higher education leaders to consider when planning and implementing sustainability initiatives on campus.
To think forward is to take a good look at the present and then apply all of your ingenuity towards cultivating a better future. With the population rushing towards 7 billion and no magical cure to global warming on the horizon, we need ideas. And who better to ask than college students?
Universities need to be thinking forward and figuring out how to prepare both their own campuses for the future and their graduates for the future. Luckily there are a few programs that are already doing that.