Understanding, Teaching, and Influencing Campus Sustainability from a Systems Perspective


prepared and presented by Stephen Posner and Anna Mika for the AASHE 2011 Conference at Pittsburgh, PA. It includes a systems diagram of STARS data for UVM, and describes how we can:

  • think about the campus as a whole system,
  • use systems thinking to identify leverage points and evaluate campus sustainability programs,
  • teach with systems thinking to help students see relationships, understand system behavior, and effectively act as change agents.