Environmental Leadership through Campus Project Teams: Green Structures for Linking Students, Faculty, and Staff

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Meredith C.F. Powers, Associate Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: Traditional leadership models and organizational structures are an impediment to the full realization of the mission of most campus sustainability offices. At the University of South Carolina, applying green values across the campus has gone beyond transforming the curriculum and the daily lives of students, faculty, and staff. Recent efforts have focused on transforming the leadership, structure, and culture of campus sustainability organizations themselves, following green principles of decentralization and grassroots democracy and incorporating an extensive leadership training program based on the social change model of leadership development (Komives & Wagner, 2009). The result has been the creation of Sustainable Carolina, a campus sustainability organization that provides a model of a “green structure” for the kind of environmental leadership and organizational culture ultimately necessary for a sustainable campus and society.

Additional Information

D. R. Gallagher (Ed.), Environmental leadership: A reference handbook (Vol. 2, pp. 459-468). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, Inc.
Language: English
Date: 2012
sustainability, green values, green leadership, higher education, sustainable learning communities

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