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Université Joseph Fourier Grenoble 1 .:. Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform
Information
  • Submitted by: Higher Education Sustainability Initiative (HESI)
  • Topic: Education
  • Keywords: education
  • Location: Grenoble Cedex 9, France
  • Date of completion: 2015
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Deliverables & Resources
Action network
  • This voluntary initiative came from Higher Education Sustainability Initiative
Dean
Signatory/Dean
Patrick Lévy – President
Université Joseph Fourier Grenoble 1

Partner(s)

Université Joseph Fourier Grenoble 1

Description/achievement of initiative

We agree to support the following actions:
A) Teach sustainable development concepts,
B) Encourage research on sustainable development issues,
C) Support sustainability efforts in the communities in which we reside,
D) Engage with and share results through international frameworks,
E) Green our campuses by the Green Plan (in place since 2009 to 2015) with an annual reporting will assess the related developments.

Implementation methodologies

1) Energy efficiency and Greenhouse gas reduction
Engage with and share results through the City-wide Climate Plan

2) Travel plan and schemes for all staff
21 propositions to reinforce this plan, notably with 4 main axes:
a) Develop safe practices for walking and cycling
b) Favour the use of public transport
c) Encourage car sharing
d) The greening of vehicles used, with lower carbon emissions (Purchase hybrid cars for the managers of the university, car share, electric bicycle.)
e) Improvement of sites accessibility for disabled students and workers

3) Green IT
In 2011, L'UJF became the first French university to obtain recognition for its participation in the « code of conduct for data center »
Proposed creation of a shared eco-responsible infrastructure (Data centre)
Good pratice for the administration using computer

4) Improve the sustainable management of resources
Improving of the waste management schemes and actions
Included sustainable development in the choice of public bids.

5) Social responsibility
Encouraging more sustainable lifestyles
Engage socially inclusive polycy with working with local authorities and civil society to foster more liveable

6) Inform, train and encourage the participation of staff in SD
Involve people in Sustainable Development initiatives
Encouraging more sustainable lifestyles

7) Inform and encourage the participation of students in SD
Encourage student projects that encourage SD on the campus
Name ‘Green' ambassadors

Deliverables
Deliverable Date
Proposed creation of a shared eco-responsible infrastructure (Data centre) 2015
Greening of vehicles used, with lower carbon emissions 2015
Green Plan 2015
Resources
Type Details
Staff / Technical expertise Expertise of student and staff dedicated to sustainable practices
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