Deep engagement and participation of stakeholders is vital for embedding sustainability into the culture of a school.

There is a significant difference between add-on approaches to sustainability solutions and built in, community generated approaches to sustainability solutions. After years of critical analysis of successful campus sustainability initiatives, Coalesce recognizes that consistent stakeholder engagement and capacity building drives the adoption of sustainability commitments. Increasing stakeholder participation broadens ownership, which propels visibility and communication, and empowers champions. See Sustainable Universities – a study of critical success factors for participatory approaches research paper.