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Manifesto for transformational sustainability – a work in progress.

November 10, 2016

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Transformational sustainability (in the style of the Agile Manifesto).  A work in progress… (updated) If we wish to transform ourselves and society, we need to embrace… 1. Socio-ecological restoration over economic justification 2. Transformative system change over small steps to keep business as usual 3. Holistic perspectives over narrow focus 4. Equity and diversity over […]

Towards mySustainableLens

May 19, 2015

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mySustainableLens: A multimedia exploration of how we enable every graduate as a sustainable practitioner. Here’s the guts of a funding application we’ve just submitted, it aims to create an interactive mySustainableLens to communicate Sustainable Lens as a tool for understanding what it means to be a Sustainable Practitioner.  It is a proposal for a multi-media […]

The role of activism in ICT for Sustainability: Learning from practitioners

March 11, 2014

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Here’s the draft of the paper we just finished.  It is based on our conversations published as podcasts on SustainableLens. Samuel Mann,  Shane Gallagher,  Nell Smith Abstract— This paper describes an analysis of responses to the question “do you consider yourself to be an activist?” and applies the learnings from that to computing for sustainability.   […]

What’s your favourite quote?

July 17, 2013

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There’s lots for computing folks to take on board in this round up of recent guests on SustainableLens.org. Enjoy. Tell us which is your favourite quote in the comments.

Sustainable Lens: Resilience on Radio

March 30, 2011

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So, let’s make a radio show we said.  And make a radio show we’re doing.  And it’s a blast.  And, dare I say it, it’s good. Sustainable Lens: Resilience on Radio has now had five shows (podcasts from sustainablelens.org).     Each week Anton Angelo, Shane Gallagher and me talk with an invited guest, all through […]

Congratulations everyone involved in the Sustainable Habitat Challenge

November 23, 2009

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I had the honour of being the warm-up act at the Sustainable Habitat Challenge Awards dinner on Friday (see ODT list of winners).    It was a fantastic night, and not just because of the wine, music and train ride. The projects described were fabulous.    Although I appreciated the “alternative” buildings, the ones I enjoyed […]

From the margins to the centre

April 28, 2009

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At the UN DESD conference I was at a workshop on integrating Education for Sustainability into curriculum plans.    The workshop had the theme of “from the margins to the centre” and was by far the most productive session I attended. In one section, Robert Schreiber of the Hamburg Ministry of Education presented the German model of […]