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Graduate Exit Seminar via Zoom - Anna Liu

Plan to join via Zoom Anna Liu's graduate exit seminar on December 14, 2021, at 2:00 p.m.  Anna will present, "Campus Sustainability and COVID-19."

Before the pandemic, campus sustainability already faced a variety of challenges ranging from funding and staff, to working in silos and managing ambiguity. As many universities moved to a virtual format and faced potential budget cuts, campus sustainability dealt with additional challenges. This study explores the impacts and implications of the pandemic on campus sustainability through the perspectives of campus sustainability leaders in large, public universities in the U.S. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 18 sustainability staff from 12 institutions of higher education and discussed challenges to incorporating sustainability on their campus, lessons learned, positive experiences, and thoughts about the future of campus sustainability. Additionally, a document analysis was also conducted with campus sustainability documents from the 12 universities.

Advisor: Dr. Eric Toman and Dr. Jeremy Brooks