This is social justice, it’s clearly a human rights issue, our students have a right to a quality education that is not going to alienate their sense of cultural identity.
We’re mapping different types of unknown territory.
Knowing the impact can be used to start a conversation, to reflect on choices.
Searching per se doesn’t have ethical force, however, it can help you to make a better choice, as a consumer, acting, behaving and voting.
Multi-lifespan information systems, starts with premise that there are certain categories of problems that we’re unlikely to solve in a single human lifespan.
We’ve got to start with the large to be able to connect the dots of excellence.
It will take major generational shifts rather than individual consumer choice.
A farmer came to me and said there’s 7000 ag-chemicals out there, you’ve got to believe in reincarnation if you’re going to work to ban all those, but maybe if you had a positive alternative to them, then we’ll win in the long haul.
If I can’t gain the trust and respect of the people that don’t understand how they are harming the environment, then I can’t do the work anyway.
My working definition of sustainability is a world that isn’t creating more problems than it solves.
Working with communities to empower them rather than to change them.