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ASPAC and the Toronto Declaration

March 23, 2010


I’ve been at ASPAC10, the conference of the Asia Pacific Science and Technology Centres at the Otago Museum.   ASPAC is a signatory to the  Toronto Declaration that states … science literacy is as important as other forms of literacy and numeracy. It is also a powerful tool for social inclusion.  Science centres have relevance to […]

September 25th should live in infamy

September 25, 2009


Today is Earth Overshoot Day.  This is not a day to celebrate. Calculated by the Global Footprint Network, Earth Overshoot Day shows the day on which our total Ecological Footprint (measured in global hectares) is equal to the biocapacity (also measured in global hectares) that nature can regenerate in that year. For the rest of […]

The plot to destroy the planet in the meantime

September 6, 2009


Keep partying, the cavalry’s just round the corner – and they’re dressed in miracle green.   I’ve been reading Brian Dumaine’s “The plot to save the planet: How visionary entrepreneurs and corporate Titans are creating real solutions to global warming”. I’m pleased I read it after going to Susan Krumdieck’s talk last week.  This book […]

Green energy myths causing paralysis

September 2, 2009


There is a belief that  alternative clean energy sources and technologies will substitute for fossil fuels to meaning we can carry on living like we are now.   Dr Susan Krumdieck says this myth is dangerous, it has  “induced paralysis when change is needed…we need to use less energy…we need to stop driving around so much”. Every […]

Fridge door sustainability

May 6, 2009


Yesterday I was reviewing my notes on Ron Wakkary’s Rethinking users as creative everyday designers.   He gives an example of a family calendar to illustrate his argument that sustainable interaction design will be promoted by thinking about the users as everyday designers.   What he didn’t say was that calendar was part of a family’s […]