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Sustainability and Sustainable Practices
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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.
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.
Unilever Finds That Shrinking Its Footprint Is a Giant Task - NY Times
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.
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.
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."
- 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"
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
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?
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
Chris Teo-Sherrell from Palmerson North talk about his views on the waste.
Graham McBride from Waikato talk about his eco-home
Angela Hair from the Hawkes Bay tells us about her ideas for mimicking nature in terms of water use in the home
Suzanne Takiwa talk about Taupo District Council’s biking initiative
Anne Lister talk about what the Gisborne District Council is doing to their reduce energy use and their upcoming "All Black Day"
Yolande Cumming from Raglan discuss a great car pool idea with her friend
Odile Balas from the Hawkes Bay tell us about her ideas for communal community living
Hawkes Bay school boy Tom Logan talk about transport ideas coming out of the forum
Antonio Te Maioha talk about recycling and waste in Raglan
Ernie Pitchfork talk about the joys of gardening in Auckland
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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