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Sustainability in practice: Action learning and the Green Impact initiative

A chapter from the HEA's publication Enhancing education for sustainable development in Business and Management Hospitality Leisure Marketing Tourism.

This chapter presents an overview of the experience of 30 undergraduates in their second year of the International Business Strategy degree at Anglia Ruskin University working as eco-auditors for the Green Impact Initiative; a pro-environmental behavioural programme co-ordinated by the National Union of Students (NUS). The originality of the case study lies in its articulation of the practical experience of students working as university campus eco-auditors and in the academic context of the coursework for International Business and Environmental Management. The chapter also includes some ideas regarding the use of art-based methodologies and aesthetics in the promotion of systems thinking critical thinking and self-reflection among the participants: students academics and environmental officers.

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