NJHEPS | New Jersey Higher Education Partnership for Sustainability
New Jersey Higher Education
Partnership for Sustainability
 

Vision

The vision of NJHEPS is to engage and inspire the New Jersey higher education community to become models and messengers of sustainability NJHEPS abides by the following principles and practices:

     • Institutions of higher education are responsible to lead society by example and action. To do this, higher         education institutions must advance sustainability through the decisions they make in their own                     operations, policies and actions.

     • Through demonstrating the connections between sustainability and the courses of study that students             pursue in higher education, colleges and universities can effectively educate future workers, citizens and         leaders, providing them with the skills, knowledge and "habits of heart" to advance sustainability in their         future work and decisions.

     • Only inter-disciplinary study and research can produce integrated, workable, systems-based solutions for        our numerous obstacles to sustainability.

     • Sustainability involves the just, equitable, and efficient use of all types of capital -- human, financial,              manufactured and natural -- with the goal of replenishment and enhancement rather than long-term              depletion for short-term gains.

     • The consumption decisions and practices of the citizens and institutions of industrialized countries are            central to the attainment of sustainability.

      • Using new and richer assessment mechanisms -- ecological footprints, life-cycle analysis, full-cost                   accounting -- can enable changes in decision-making that provide broad and profound support for s               sustainability.

The New Jersey Higher Education Partnership for Sustainability
     c/o Ramapo College of New Jersey - SSHS
505 Ramapo Valley Rd, Mahwah, NJ 07430
Phone:(201)684-7830 | Fax:(201)684-7932
Email - njheps@gmail.com

© 2013 NJHEPS
Website last updated: August 14


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