|Submission Date||Feb. 6, 2013|
Western Washington University
ER-15: Sustainability Research Identification
Special Asst. to Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
Has the institution developed a definition of sustainability research?:
A copy of the institution's definition of sustainability research:
The goal for the Sustainability Institute Initiative is to build an innovative, collaborative institutional structure for the development of a generation of interdisciplinary systems thinkers who can lead, inspire, and engage their communities toward sustainable goals. To accomplish this vision, the Institute will work across traditional disciplinary boundaries toward better understanding of the concepts and importance of sustainability today and
in the future.
Has the institution identified its sustainability research activities and initiatives?:
A brief description of the methodology the institution followed to complete the inventory:
The Institute community will use the three common higher education functions of education, research, and community involvement to move beyond a need for short-term solutions and find new, comprehensive pathways toward long-term compatibility between natural systems and human activity.
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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