Students and parents around the world are increasingly looking for educational institutions that reflect their pro-environmental values. Moreover, university is a formative time when many new habits, values and behaviours are established – and these can last a lifetime. Universities are therefore a uniquely powerful setting in which to nudge students (and staff) towards more sustainable choices.
Working with the United Nations Environment Programme and GRID-Arendal, we have developed a series of 40 green nudges that can be applied at universities around the world.
These will help campus users to consume less energy and water, eat more sustainably, choose low-carbon travel and become increasingly engaged in environmental issues.