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Beginning a dialogue to generate a vision (3)

August 8, 2007


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


 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 […]

Beginning a dialogue to generate a vision

August 6, 2007


The “every graduate” approach means that sustainable practice is recognised as a core capability which must be developed within the context of each discipline. A premise of the CfS Agenda is that we work with disciplines to articulate appropriate responses, coming at problems from both incremental and transformative directions. The first four items on the […]

Sustainability 101 in a nutshell?

July 29, 2007


The earth is a spaceship with limited resources governed by an intricate and fragile web of natural and human systems whereby actions should be backed by critical thinking and participatory decision making to avoid unintended consequences sometimes temporally and spatially removed from the origin.   Jim Trauth (ThoughtLaggard) blogged this today: I collected up some […]

Challenge: think outside the (pencil) box

July 26, 2007


I grew up in the UK in the 70s. David Sproxton’s Morph on Take Hart was my all time favourite (though only in summer, Mum’s aversion to having a television in the house only dissipated during Wimbledon, but I digress). So I’ve watched this about 17 times today. What a great way to promote Friends […]