The bright light of sustainable practice

Sustainability and Sustainable Practices

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recommended reading: Filling in the Development Blanks
editing: Sustainable Development Report

Here's the big picture: those seeking sustainability need to practice the behaviours we are keen to foster.

When viewed as a transformative process from what's not sustainable toward sustainability, we need to be aware of the changes at hand for ourselves, our community and the world.

The big trends are an appreciation of environmental ethics, social responsibilities and a sexier notion of environmental well-being. Get there early! Here we present recommended books, videos and podcasts that showcase sustainable practices around the world.


millenium goals




Against Sustainability
Unilever Finds That Shrinking Its Footprint Is a Giant Task - NY Times - @bmay

Sustainable Tourism


Ecotourism Graph

How do you define sustainable tourism? = ¿Cómo se define el turismo sostenible? #IY17 #RoofDog


Sustainability Media Lab

Three Pillars of Sustainability

Sustainable Development identifies three pillars; economic, social and environmental that need to be in place for a development to work now and in the future. This concept is sometimes known as the Triple Bottom Line.
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Venn diagram of sustainable development:
at the confluence of three constituent parts.
This diagram recognises that human society cannot exist without a supportive
natural environment and that an economy is not possible without a viable
human society. This concept is known as Strong Sustainability.


The Brundtland Commission coined what has become the most often-quoted definition of sustainable development as development that "meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs."


Demystifying sustainability - Author and environmental scientist Haydn Washington aims to demystify sustainability, so that everybody can understand what the issues are.

Jeremy Rifkin: The Empathic Situation
Advancing Sustainability - Radio New Zealand
Can Consumption Become Sustainable?


Sustainable Development Index
Sustainable Development Notebook

Books and manual about sustainability in tourism
Guidebook "Sustainable Tourism for Development"

Flickr groups

City Parks ( City Parks)
World Energy (World Energy )
World Food ( World Food)
World Museums ( World Museums)
World Mountains ( World Mountains)
World Trees ( World Trees)
World Parks (World Parks)
World Water (World Water )
World Climate (World Climate)

More Flickrgroups



Elsewhere on the Web

Filling in the Development Blanks: Ron Mader
Forum for the Future (UK)
Waging Peace with Intelligent Design
Design for the Triple Top Line
The Story of Stuff



Sustainable Options

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Well-being and Sustainable Development
Wellbeing has long been an implicit goal of Government policy, and recently it has been increasingly identified as an explicit aim in a wide range of policies at local, regional and national level. Work under the UK 2005 sustainable development strategy, Securing the Future, has bought together a range of policy makers and stakeholders to explore the role of an explicit wellbeing focus in policy making, and to develop national wellbeing indicators.


Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education


Could we find ways to make 'sustainable practices' as interesting and fun as possible for the general public?

Are we modeling the practices we would like to see?

Flow (book review)
Natural step

UK-Mexico Sustainable Development Dialogue

The UK-Mexico Sustainable Development Dialogue was launched in Mexico in October 2008.

Mexico and the UK: Strengthening the Strategic Partnership


Global Oneness

Global Oneness Project is a web-based video initiative exploring how the simple notion of oneness can be lived in our increasingly complex world.

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