Vicki Buck on getting stuff done. And laughing a lot.
Steve Henry runs the Centre for Sustainable Practice at Otago Polytechnic. Making a difference takes a genuine commitment to change
Every student needs to understand that no matter what their life passion is, they can find a path to sustainability through what they’re doing. Ferris Kawar is Sustainability Project Manager at Santa Monica College. With a background in marketing, Ferris offers an insight into sustainability messaging both on and off campus. Sam: Welcome to Sustainable […]
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.
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.
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.
Most of these students have never been to a wetland, never been to a river..it’s exciting to awaken these feelings.
Giving students a holistic view – how we’re both interdependent and integrated is essential both for their futures and their ability to positively impact the world.
There’s a strong technical solution bias – ICT is the new technical fix that will allow us to not change our lifestyles in order to achieve sustainability – and of course that’s hard to say no to, it’s very tempting to believe in such a narrative.
The role of the scholar, the engaged scientist and the engaged citizen are compatible, complementary, and in fact necessary.
Doing things differently is an effective narrative.
I rank architecture by going to look at the bathrooms…it is the utilitarian areas that reveal weaknesses…but sustainability weaknesses in architecture are much more disguised.