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Otago Polytechnic progress on Education for Sustainability

December 5, 2007

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Yesterday I gave a talk for the Dunedin Sustainble Business Network.   Here is the video:   http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-3756542993146112906&hl=en Advertisements

Sustaining all week

December 2, 2007

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My diary is full of sustainability this week. Most of Monday is being taken up with meetings to pull together our institution’s Education for Sustainability strategic plan. We have several strands – I’ve been reporting on the curriculum (teaching and learning) here, but there is also much happening in both compost (operations) and community. By […]

Q: What is great to see but unfortunately only half green?

August 20, 2007

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A: The Australian Computing Society’s Green ICT Policy The CfS Agenda places a high priority on engaging with professional and industry groups to articulate computing’s response to sustainability. This, then, is very exciting: Environmental considerations are set to become an integral part of the professional conduct, practice and ethical considerations that ICT professionals will bring […]

Sustainable Habitat Challenge

August 15, 2007

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The Sustainable Habitat Challenge, or SHaC 09 is a national (New Zealand) challenge for tertiary organisations that aims to develop sustainable solutions. In short: teams of students and their lecturers will research, design and build a new sustainable house over a period of 18 months, to be finished in November 2009. Why am I telling […]

Beginning a dialogue to generate a vision (4)

August 9, 2007

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Do we have any local examples that would suit being used as case studies? How can we shift sustainability from a fad to an enduring basis of what we do?   Zorn and Collins (earlier post) ask whether is sustainability is “merely a fashion”, with connotations of “frivolousness, an emphasis on aesthetics (particularly superficial or […]

Beginning a dialogue to generate a vision (3)

August 8, 2007

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What might be computing’s equivalent of the cradle to cradle approach? What is missing from current graduates that can be expressed as learning outcomes?   Schaller (1993) argued that sustainability both benefits from and is hampered by imprecision: “as a destination, sustainability is like truth and justice — concepts not readily captured in concise definitions”. […]

Beginning a dialogue to generate a vision (2)

August 7, 2007

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 Where are local businesses on Willard’s continuum? Remembering how Bob Willard identifies five stages of an organisations adoption of sustainability. I think these are very useful – it helps give context to problems and decisions. I liked this distinction(full post) Stage 4 companies “do the right things” so that they are successful businesses. Stage 5 […]