|Submission Date||April 27, 2012|
St. John's University, New York
ER-15: Sustainability Research Identification
Has the institution developed a definition of sustainability research?:
A copy of the institution's definition of sustainability research:
Sustainability: The ability to meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. The scope of 'sustainability' ranges from environmental to social and economic issues, and seeks to establish a balance of these things so as to ensure diversity and well-being for now and for the future.
Issues/ topics like fair wages and working conditions, poverty relief, environmental stewardship, resource management, supply and demand, local economies/ business, etc. all fall under the umbrella of sustainability.
Sustainability-related research concentrates on the concept of sustainability, including its social, economic, and environmental dimensions, or examines an issue or topic using sustainability as a lens, or concentrates on a single sustainability principle or issue.
Has the institution identified its sustainability research activities and initiatives?:
A brief description of the methodology the institution followed to complete the inventory:
An email was sent out to all faculty that described sustainability research. Attatched was a link to a survey which allowed them to pick:
I have not participated in research over the last three years.
The research I have participated in over the last three years is not sustainability related.
I have participated in sustainability related research over the last three years.
Does the institution make its sustainability research inventory publicly available online?:
The website URL where the sustainability research inventory is posted (required if claiming Part 3 of the credit):
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