Three years of innovation in sustainability in higher education and ESD | The Sustainable University One-stop Shop

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The Sustainable University One-stop Shop, an online resource that advances ESD (Education for Sustainable Development) and sustainability in higher education worldwide, celebrated its third anniversary in January 2014.

 

Seven satellite websites and eight social updates types: Launched in January 2011 as a single website, this online suite now comprises a central platform, seven satellite websites and a social updates sharing scheme of eight updates, including climate change. It has entirely been developed using free web resources, namely free website builders and social networking.

 

Views and followers worldwide: Over the last 3¼ years, the central platform has achieved 30,600 views. Its rapidly-growing News website has achieved 10,200 views since its launch in December 2011. According to ClustrMaps, in the last 4½ months, this news website has attracted 2550 views from 100 countries. The blog, with 2600 views, is mostly viewed in the US. It has 1150 Twitter

SML-SUOSS-third-anni-2-Satellitesfollowers and the founder’s LinkedIn account has nearly 800 connections, including Vice Chancellors and CEOs. Its Klout score has remained consistently around 50.

 

Recognition at all levels: The SU One-stop Shop has achieved recognition at all levels, from local to global. In 2012 it received a First Prize in the Bright Ideas contest of the WestFocus University Collaboration. At the national level, it has made two appearances: in the book The Sustainable University: Progress and prospects, under ‘Selected websites’ (page 318), and on the website of The Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) as a Sustainable Development resource. At a global level, it is one of the 16 online resources / tools that are recognised in Greening Universities Toolkit published by the UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme).

 

An innovative project proposal: The SU One-stop Shop has served as the basis for an innovative project proposal to support programmes on integrating sustainability across curricula in universities. Illustrated using a hypothetical UK university called Planetshire
University, it proposes to use sustainability as an opportunity for enhancing the reputation and financial position of the host university.

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The suite of the Sustainable University One-stop Shop:

o   News & Info (sustainability in HE & ESD), https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/

o   Research (sustainability in HE & ESD), http://suresearch1.wordpress.com/

o   Good Practice (photos from UK universities), http://sugoodpractice.wordpress.com/

o   Quotes (ESD-related), http://suquotesfacts.wordpress.com/

o   Blog (on sustainability in HE), http://su-notes.blogspot.co.uk/

o   Diary (reflections on ESD), http://esddiary.wordpress.com/

o   Micro-blog (Twitter), http://twitter.com/sustainableuni1

 

Social updates (on Twitter):

  • #SDupdate | Sustainable Development
  • #CCupdate | Climate Change
  • #SUnews | News
  • #SUresearch | Research
  • #SUgoodpractice | Good Practice
  • #SUquotes | Quotes
  • #SUblog | Blog
  • #SUdiary | Diary (reflections on ESD)

 

Recognition:

o   The Sustainable University: Progress and prospects | A selected website on page 318 http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415627740/#description

o   Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) | A sustainable development resource http://www.hefce.ac.uk/whatwedo/lgm/susdevresources/strategy/

 

Social networking:

Twitter | @sustainableuni1 http://twitter.com/#!/sustainableuni1

LinkedIn | Founder Asitha Jayawardena http://uk.linkedin.com/in/asithaj/

Klout score: 50 (as in March 2014) http://klout.com/sustainableuni1

 

The project proposal based on the SU One-stop Shop:

Sustainability as an enhancer of reputation & financial position | The Planetshire University (PU) model (A summary) http://su-notes.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/sustainability-as-enhancer-of.html

 

 

Related posts on The Sustainable University News & Info website (this website)

 

UNEP publishes Greening Universities Toolkit https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2013/08/07/unep-publishes-greening-universities-toolkit/

 

Sustainable University website wins Bright Ideas prize https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2012/03/01/sustainable-university-website-wins-bright-ideas-prize/

 

NEW BOOK: The Sustainable University: Progress and prospects https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2013/04/04/new-book-the-sustainable-university-progress-and-prospects/

 

Sustainable University News website – 2013 in review https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2014/01/01/sustainable-university-news-website-2013-in-review/

 

Second Anniversary of News website of The Sustainable University One-stop Shop https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2013/12/29/second-anniversary-of-news-website-of-the-sustainable-university-one-stop-shop/

 

Sustainable University News: 100 posts, 4000 hits https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2013/06/07/sustainable-university-news-100-posts-4000-hits/

 

Sustainable University News & Info: 2012 in review https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2012/12/31/sustainable-university-news-info-2012-in-review/

 

 

Related posts on The Sustainable University Notes blog

 

Education’s role in addressing sustainability and ESD http://su-notes.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/educations-role-in-addressing.html

 

Higher Education’s role in building a sustainable world http://su-notes.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/higher-educations-role-in-building.html

 

Pathways to a sustainable university http://su-notes.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/pathways-to-sustainable-university.html

 

EDUCATION pathway to a Sustainable University (Part 1): curriculum content and delivery http://su-notes.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/education-pathway-to-sustainable.html

 

Opportunities for integrating sustainability across curricula (Part 2 of EDUCATION pathway to a Sustainable University) http://su-notes.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/opportunities-for-integrating.html

 

University of Planetshire approach to integrating sustainability across the curriculum (Part 3 of EDUCATION pathway to a Sustainable University) http://su-notes.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/university-of-planetshire-approach-to.html

 

Outputs of the University of Planetshire Approach to integrating sustainability across the curriculum (Part 4 of EDUCATION pathway to a Sustainable University) http://su-notes.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/outputs-of-university-of-planetshire.html

 

Will it work? – The University of Planetshire Approach to integrating sustainability across the curriculum (Part 5 of EDUCATION pathway to a Sustainable University) http://su-notes.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/will-it-work-university-of-planetshire.html

 

Sustainability as an enhancer of reputation & financial position | The Planetshire University (PU) model (A summary) http://su-notes.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/sustainability-as-enhancer-of.html

 

 

Related posts on The Sustainable University Diary blog (ESD reflections)

 

The starting point of our sustainability crisis? http://esddiary.wordpress.com/2013/06/10/the-starting-point-of-our-sustainability-crisis/

 

Who depends on whom? A game of plates http://esddiary.wordpress.com/2013/07/08/who-depends-on-whom-a-game-of-plates/

 

 

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The Sustainable University One-stop Shop www.sustainableuni.kk5.org

Its satellite websites: News & Info www.sunewsinfo.wordpress.com | Research www.suresearch1.wordpress.com | Good Practice www.sugoodpractice.wordpress.com | Quotes www.suquotesfacts.wordpress.com | Blog www.su-notes.blogspot.co.uk | Diary www.esddiary.wordpress.com | Twitter www.twitter.com/sustainableuni1

 

Project PROPOSAL for universities | Sustainability as an enhancer of reputation and financial position | The Planetshire University (PU) modelhttps://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/proposal/

 

LinkedIn GROUP | Sustainability, Education and Engagement | ESD at Planetshire Universityhttp://www.linkedin.com/groups/Sustainability-Education-Engagement-ESD-Planetshire-8102240

 

LinkedIn POSTS | Posts on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) & Sustainability in Higher Education http://www.linkedin.com/today/author/101066234-Asitha-Jayawardena

 

Profile & Portfolio | Asitha Jayawardena | Strengths, Accomplishments & Recognitionhttp://issuu.com/aij3/docs/profile-asitha

 

Online Shelf | Examples of past work (PDFs, booklets, press articles, logos, etc) http://issuu.com/aij3

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