Otago Polytechnic’s Mark Jackson mixes positive changes with insights on why it is important for an educational institution to take a lead in a creating a sustainable future. Reducing paper use, closed loops and supply chains are practical expression of personal principles, peaking societal wealth and timeframes as externalities.
Mark is responsible for Sustainable Operations at Otago Polytechnic. He is also an active member of Sustainable Dunedin City. We talk about how the polytechnic is working to close loops and seize opportunities for improvement. This reduces the institution’s own impact, drives change in the supply change, and links to educational initiatives.
Sam’s joined-up-thinking: “what if externalised costs could be quantified and assigned? What if we could get to the point where the lowest-priced T-shirt was also the one doing the least harm to the planet and society? This is asked by Yvon Chouinard and others in the Harvard Business Review recently. Sam reviews their paper (read more>).