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University sustainability by Dr. Paul Shrivastava and Professor McClain from Penn State University - Sustainability Defined


Sustainability Defined, episode 40 takes it back to school. What can university campuses do for sustainability? How do you bring sustainability to such a large institute such as Penn State?  What exactly does sustainability mean for a university? How is the campus's encouraging sustainability? These questions and more are discussed with Penn State University Sustainability Officer, a Professor and some students on the campus. The podcast reaches into the carbon footprint of universities and their major role in advancing sustainability. He discusses how they implement a 'bottom-up approach' and what this means as well as the push back he takes on. They focus on "...the nuances of sustainability on college campuses, including a special focus on Penn State University..."

Guests of focus on this podcast: Dr. Paul Shrivastava, Penn State University's Chief Sustainability Officer, Professor McClainand two of the students in Professor McClain's class.

Learn more about what universities are doing and could do more of in listening to the 52:10 minute podcast below

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