Essay on Usca Heating Bill Reduction

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a uNIVERSITY iNITIATIVE TO Integrate
Safety and Sustainability in
Course Development

David NEWLANDS
Senior Assistant Professor
International School of Management ~ IESEG, Lille, France
d.newlands@ieseg.fr

David S. HARRISON
Dean - School of Business Administration
Chair in Global Business
University of South Carolina Aiken
Aiken, South Carolina – USA 29801 davidh@usca.edu Michael JARA
Assistant Chancellor for Facilities
University of South Carolina Aiken
Aiken, South Carolina – USA 29801 mikej@usca.edu David S. HARRISON
Dean - School of Business Administration
Chair in Global Business
University of South Carolina Aiken
Aiken, South Carolina – USA 29801 davidh@usca.edu Patsy Lewellyn
Visiting
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All stakeholders should benefit from initiative designed to benefit society. In 2010, global “GHG emissions amount to 28962.4 billion tons, US emissions amount to 7148.3 billion tons and higher education GHG emissions amount to 158 million tons. This amounts to less than 2 %, however higher education students will account for almost 100% of our future. … In the last 2 centuries population has increased from 1 billion to 6.7 billion, energy consumption by 80 times, economic output by 68 times. (Jara, 2011, p.8-9)
The University of South Carolina Aiken (USCA) was challenged to achieve “climate neutrality”. A working group was set up with the mission to promote and achieve sustainability. A zero greenhouse gas emissions goal was set. This was supported by senior University management and incorporated into the organizational manifesto. The vision became: “To lead in innovative and creative sustainability education and solutions that will help to create future leaders and community members who engage in environmental sustainability.” To achieve this goal, explicit measurable progress had to be made toward relying on renewable energy.
Key Elements To Our Sustainable Future: 1. The concept of “waste” was challenged. The institution was to develop circular production economic cycles that channeled current waste into recycling and reuse project. 2. Recycle or recover value by transforming waste

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