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The International Alliance of Research Universities has released its 'Green Guide for Universities', containing information and case studies on member institutions' activities towards improving sustainable estates and campuses.

Pathways towards Sustainability

The guide consists of nine chapters that address key areas for sustainability at universities, ranging from laboratory design to managerial and organisational aspects. Each chapter consists of five elements:

  1. Introduction, outlining why the theme is important.
  2. Challenges and opportunities, presenting some of the key factors to address and giving suggestions for important approaches and tools.
  3. Hurdles and solutions, outlining suggestions and providing inspiration for key questions about the area.
  4. Cases, showcasing actual examples from IARU universities, and rated in difficulty from 1 (very easy) to 5 (very difficult).
  5. Quick tips, further reading, and links for where to find more information.

The guide can either be read comprehensively from beginning to end, giving the reader an integrated picture of how to work with sustainability at universities, or readers can choose to focus on specific areas and individual chapters.


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