• Submitted by: Higher Education Sustainability Initiative (HESI)
  • Primary SD area: Education
  • Keywords: education
  • Location: Sapporo, Japan
  • Date of completion: 1 Jan 2000
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Deliverables & Resources
Higher Education Sustainability Initiative - Hokkaido University

Organization(s) making commitment

Hokkaido University

Achievement of Commitment

In June 2008, Hokkaido University hosted the worlds’ first G8 University Summit. Representatives from 35 universities around the world came together, and vowed “universities will be a driving force for attaining sustainability” and adopted the “Sapporo Sustainability Declaration” (SSD), in which the participants confirmed that we:
1. Solve problems through research, in order to bequeath a sustainable world to future generations;
2. Educate future generations, by disseminating information about sustainability and training leaders;
3. Serve as a role model toward a sustainable society by applying sustainability-relevant knowledge in a social context, such as the development of a sustainable campus.

How this will be achieved

A) Sustainability Projects
“Alternative University Appraisal Project”

Sustainable Low-Carbon Society Project

Office for a Sustainable Campus

Center for Sustainability Science

B) Events
“The 6th Sustainability Weeks (SW)”, our annual outreach campaign from October 6 to 21 this year. ."

Deliverable Date
Center for Sustainability Science 2015
Office for a Sustainable Campus 2015
Sustainable Low-Carbon Society Project 2015
“Alternative University Appraisal Project” 2015

Resources devoted to delivery
Type Details
Staff / Technical expertise Expertise of students and staff concerning sustainable development
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