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The Resource Degrees that matter : climate change and the university, Ann Rappaport and Sarah Hammond Creighton, (electronic resource)

Degrees that matter : climate change and the university, Ann Rappaport and Sarah Hammond Creighton, (electronic resource)

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Degrees that matter : climate change and the university
Title
Degrees that matter
Title remainder
climate change and the university
Statement of responsibility
Ann Rappaport and Sarah Hammond Creighton
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Language
eng
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Rappaport, Ann
Dewey number
363.738/746071173
LC call number
QC981.8.C5
LC item number
R367 2007
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Creighton, Sarah Hammond
Series statement
Urban and industrial environments
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  • Climatic changes
  • Greenhouse gas mitigation
  • Global environmental change
  • Science
  • Universities and colleges
Summary expansion
Universities and colleges are in a unique position to take a leadership role on global warming. As communities, they can strategize and organize effective action. As laboratories for learning and centers of research, they can reduce their own emissions of greenhouse gases, educate students about global warming, and direct scholarly attention to issues related to climate change and energy. Degrees That Matter offers practical guidance for those who want to harness the power of universities and other institutions, and provides perspectives on how to motivate change and inspire action within complex organizations.The authors, drawing on almost a decade of experience leading the Tufts Climate Initiative and other institutional "greening" efforts, provide both the basic facts and more detailed information about climate issues. Some chapters can be used as stand-alone action guides for specific areas, while others put climate action in scientific, economic, and political contexts. The authors discuss the major sources of greenhouse gas emissions on campus and the importance of an emissions inventory for setting goals and strategies. They consider decision making (and decision makers), costs, budgets, and institutional priorities, and describe different emission reduction projects. They look at the importance of master planning for the university and the value of action by individual community members. Finally, they suggest climate action projects for the classroom and offer guidance for tapping student energy. Their aim is to inspire others to take on global warming regardless of organizational setting
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Degrees that matter : climate change and the university, Ann Rappaport and Sarah Hammond Creighton, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [359]-362) and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000136249
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unknown
Isbn
9780262182577
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006030105
Specific material designation
remote
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(WaSeSS)bookssj0000136249
Label
Degrees that matter : climate change and the university, Ann Rappaport and Sarah Hammond Creighton, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [359]-362) and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000136249
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780262182577
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006030105
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000136249

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