Information
  • Submitted by: Higher Education Sustainability Initiative (HESI)
  • Primary SD area: Education
  • Secondary SD area: Water
  • Keywords: education
  • Location: Whitewater, United States (The)
  • Date of completion: 1 Jan 2000
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Deliverables & Resources
Higher Education Sustainability Initiative - University of Wisconsin-Whitewater College of Business & Economics

Organization(s) making commitment

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater College of Business & Economics

Achievement of Commitment

The UW-Whitewater College of Business and Economics is an inclusive and collaborative learning community dedicated to sharing values, knowledge and skills to prepare current and future business professionals to compete successfully and responsibly in a global business environment. We commit to actions now and in the future to build on our efforts in each of the areas outlined in the Rio+20 Declaration of Higher Education Institutions and consistent with our commitments as a signatory to the Principles for Responsible Management Education.

How this will be achieved

During the 2012 to 2015 period we specifically commit to build upon the success of our water business program by taking the following actions:
- Incorporating water as natural capital and freshwater water stewardship topics into our curriculum across all disciplines;
-Offering water-centric educational opportunities in the form of symposia, conferences, courses, certificates and degrees to our faculty and students, industry, and the community;
-Encouraging and supporting research by faculty and students on freshwater management topics such as water quality, quantity and accessibility;
-Supporting our students' water-related internship, service learning, and co-curricular activities;
-Bluing our campus by: i) reducing our water footprint through resource efficiencies in our buildings and facilities; ii) adopting effective programs for water conservation via waste minimization, recycling and reuse on our campus, and iii) encouraging more water-conscious lifestyles among our stakeholders;
-Supporting water conservation and water quality improvement efforts in our local and regional communities, working with government authorities, civil society, and industry to foster more communities with smaller water footprints and cleaner watersheds; and
-Engaging with and sharing results through international frameworks, such as the Principles for Responsible Management Education and Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business initiatives, in the form of regular reports.

Deliverables
Deliverable Date
Supporting our students' water-related internship, service learning, and co-curricular activities 31 Dec 1969
Offering water-centric educational opportunities in the form of symposia, conferences, courses, certificates and degrees 31 Dec 1969
Incorporating water as natural capital and freshwater water stewardship topics into our curriculum 31 Dec 1969

Resources devoted to delivery
Type Details
Staff / Technical expertise Expertise of students and staff dedicated to sustainability
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