Developing Opportunities for Engagement through Food Waste Recycling

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dc.contributor.author Dearden, J
dc.contributor.author Hunter, EJ
dc.contributor.editor Scott, R
dc.date.accessioned 2014-04-03T01:25:51Z
dc.date.issued 2012-01
dc.identifier.citation Proceedings of the 12th Annual Australasian Campuses Towards Sustainability Conference 2012 - Mobilise and Motivate: Building Momentum for a Holistic Sustainability Approach, 2012, pp. 2 - 10
dc.identifier.other E1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/23340
dc.description.abstract On-campus recycling of organic food waste can contribute to a more sustainable campus through: reduced emissions and costs from sending waste to landfill; and recovery of nutrients and embodied energy in food refuse for use as a fertiliser. Despite these benefits, the implementation of institutional scale recycling of food waste lags significantly behind advances in recycling of glass, plastics and paper products, possibly due in part to more challenging behavioural and systemic changes that are required of stakeholders. Where sustainability initiatives require rethinking of established systems and practices, evidence suggests that careful management of the change process may be beneficial to long-term success and stakeholder ownership, resulting in increased momentum for sustainability. This paper discusses a stakeholder engagement strategy developed for the implementation of a BioRegen onsite food waste recycling system at the James Cook University Townsville campus in 2012. The approach is informed by theoretical work from Dunphy, Griffiths and Benn (2007) and Senge, Scharmer, Jaworski, & Flowers (2010), which values iterative consultation with stakeholders and a holistic approach to cultural change on campus. Beyond the BioRegen initiative, this approach foregrounds the implementation of food waste recycling as an opportunity to facilitate a campus culture of sustainability through which future initiatives may gain support and, ultimately, emerge organically. This broader agenda includes integration within teaching and research and supporting sustainability champions within the University community in a peer-to-peer engagement process.
dc.format Shannon Brown
dc.publisher Australasian Campuses Towards Sustainability Incorporated Association
dc.subject Organic waste, recycling, stakeholder engagement, systems approach
dc.subject Organic waste, recycling, stakeholder engagement, systems approach
dc.title Developing Opportunities for Engagement through Food Waste Recycling
dc.type Conference Proceeding
dc.parent Proceedings of the 12th Annual Australasian Campuses Towards Sustainability Conference 2012 - Mobilise and Motivate: Building Momentum for a Holistic Sustainability Approach
dc.journal.number en_US
dc.publocation Queensland en_US
dc.publocation Queensland
dc.identifier.startpage 2 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 10 en_US
dc.cauo.name DVCTLE.Institute for Interactive Media and Learning en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.conference 12th International ACTS Conference
dc.for 1608 Sociology
dc.personcode 0000092260 en_US
dc.personcode 104618 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Sociology en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom 12th International ACTS Conference en_US
dc.date.activity 20120926 en_US
dc.date.activity 2012-09-26
dc.location.activity Brisbane, Queensland en_US
dc.location.activity Brisbane, Queensland
dc.description.keywords Organic waste, recycling, stakeholder engagement, systems approach en_US
dc.description.keywords Organic waste, recycling, stakeholder engagement, systems approach
dc.staffid 104618 en_US
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences


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