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SHaC09 spawns green challenge for computing students

September 12, 2007

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I’ve previously posted about the Sustainable Habitat Challenge. This is the New Zealand sustainable building challenge to be held over the next couple of years. I’m on the SHaC steering committee. This gave us the opportunity to volunteer to develop the computer system to support the teams and administration of ShaC. This work is being […]

ElectroCity – fears confirmed

September 11, 2007

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I’ve spent two days playing ElectroCity. Engaging? Yes. Balanced? No. Green? Not even nearly. Prompted by TreeHugger’s praise then questioning of ElectroCity, I posted a review of the instructions to the game. Today, let’s play the game with green glasses. The starting point for the game is a low population in a rural area, serviced […]

ElectroCity: “natural bias” not very natural at all

September 9, 2007

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Last week TreeHugger said great things about a New Zealand site last week: “Electrocity: Teaching Kids to Manage Energy, Human Needs Responsibly Through Gaming” Genesis Energy, an energy supplier and retailer in New Zealand has come up with a terrific way of helping kids develop a strong basis on which to develop future knowledge about […]

Best transformative resources for sustainability?

August 25, 2007

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Karlson ‘Charlie’ Hargroves is the Executive Director of the The Natural Edge Project. He sent us these open source education materials. Their whole system design suite gives a comprehensive introduction to whole system design approach as the basis for transformative action. Education for Sustainability has to be more than “bolt on” environmental papers in existing […]

Sustaining Dunedin’s Heritage

August 16, 2007

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We’re just starting a major project to visualise every Dunedin building, ever. We’re aiming for a 3D immersive environment for any given date (perhaps with a timeline slider). In addition to the general coolness and education value, we’re hoping that it can be used as a modelling tool, say if some wants a new development […]

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 […]

Sustainability as first step in Agile Development Methodology

July 25, 2007

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Sustainability in first iteration of software development gives basis for design. (trying out a template adapted from Creative Communities for CfS Agenda, item 7: resources). Solution Sustainability is considered as a major part of ethical design early in our software development process. We follow a methodology that is an integration of structured methodology under an […]