Leading the Way to a Sustainable Future

The Green Changemakers

Sustainability has often been defined as meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. The word “sustainability” shares the root of the word “sustenance”, which refers to the maintaining of someone or something in life or existence. So, sustainability can be thought of as living in a way that creates and nourishes healthy relationships among all living things, now and in the future.

Parents campaign on climate change

Green (Living) Review

Becoming a parent makes two thirds of people feel more concerned about green issues To mark the launch of Climate Week 2013, parents across to country are pledging to 'Protect the Future' to ensure a sustainable future for their children Parenting organisations and celebrities are backing a new campaign, Climate Week - Protect the Future, for parents to protect their children’s future by helping to prevent climate change.

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Cyclical Environments

Greentumble

Creating a cyclical urban fabric would not only reduce waste, but would also provide a balanced and healthy environment for future generations. All these features contained within one project and working in parallel would create a sustainable and cyclical non-wasteful environment that would connect with the natural environment surrounding the building, therefore not further contributing to a linear and wasteful building style. Responsive architecture is not comprised only.

Landowners urged to restore ancient woodland

Green (Living) Review

The charity is offering advice and support to help people re-establish habitats affected by such planting so the conditions for species that rely on ancient woodland to survive can be strengthened and conserved for future generations. We’re lucky to have excellent support from family, friends and neighbours as well professional organisations, and our partnership with a local sustainable energy company provides a useful income from thinnings gathered during our work.”

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Why Is Family Farming Better for the Environment?

Greentumble

While family farming differs greatly across regions – for instance in Europe 60 percent of the largest family farms span over 100 plus hectares compared to very modest land holdings of less than one hectare in developing regions – they play important part in the transition towards sustainable development [2]. Why are small family farms important for the environment and sustainable future? This inheritance represents decades of successful work of previous generations.

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Changing the Way We Think About Water: Q&A with Peter Gleick

Conservancy Talk

We need to move toward a sustainable water future, where our water needs can be met while protecting and satisfying the needs of the environment and future generations. The “soft path” integrates smart use of technology to manage both water supply and demand, innovative economic strategies to help fund new investment and to encourage efficient use and new effective institutions that manage water for a sustainable future. Peter Gleick knows water.

Professor Wangari Maathai honoured with the 2nd International Green Awards™ Lifetime Achievement Award

Green (Living) Review

The Nobel Peace Laureate; environmentalist; scientist; parliamentarian; founder of the Green Belt Movement; advocate for social justice, human rights, and democracy; elder; and peacemaker; was honoured for her vast contribution to sustainability at the annual gala dinner, which took place on 24th of November 2011 at the Natural History Museum, South Kensington, London. It is now an established event on the global sustainable business-calendar.

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The Sustainable Kingston Plan

The Green Changemakers

[link] The Community Plan Sustainable Kingston Plan - PDF format Kingston has a vision: Kingston – Canada’s Most Sustainable City. A sustainable community is a place where people want to live and work; it meets the needs of its citizens, now and in the future. Sustainable Kingston was developed by the FOCUS Kingston Steering Committee based on extensive input from individuals, municipal government, Kingston institutions, businesses and community organizations.

Smart By Nature™

The Green Changemakers

[link] The Center for Ecoliteracy’s initiative, Smart by Nature: Schooling for Sustainability, provides information, inspiration, and support to the vital movement of K-12 educators, parents, and others who are helping young people gain the knowledge, skills, and values essential to sustainable living. Ecological literacy fosters a perspective essential to sustainable living: that human needs and achievements are both supported and limited by the natural world.

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2010 Sustainability Seminar Series

The Green Changemakers

To help foster dialogue between social and natural scientists on the challenges of sustainability in the 21st century, the Center for Unconventional Security will convene a seminar series to bring a select group of scholars, researchers, experts, and business leaders to UC, Irvine to present a variety of perspectives on choices and challenges related to sustainability. And yet sustainable development remains the only acceptable future for humankind.

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INEX: bringing necessary change and preparing leaders for the world’s major challenges

The Green Changemakers

2014 being the official ending of the United Nations Decade for Education on Sustainable Development Core Values and Beliefs 1. We value Sustainability as a personal path of development and see people with love. Your personal path towards a more sustainable lifestyle for yourself and your surroundings will take you out of your comfort zone. Letting Sustainability into your life will develop your personality, skills and social capital, broaden your horizons.

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Hidden Costs of Industrial Agriculture and Sustainable Agriculture -- A New Vision

The Green Changemakers

Chemical fertilizers are running off the fields into water systems where they generate damaging blooms of oxygen-depleting microorganisms that disrupt ecosystems and kill fish. Agriculture at a Crossroads It is time to transform agriculture into a sustainable enterprise, one based on systems that can be employed for centuries -- not decades -- without undermining the resources on which agricultural productivity depends. Sustainable Agriculture FAQ What is sustainable agriculture?

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Education for Sustainability

The Green Changemakers

Teacher-Developed Learning Units The DEP program had the privilege to work with a number of secondary school teachers from Ghana and Uganda who participated in our distance learning course entitled “Integrating Sustainable Development and Technology into the Curriculum.” During the course, the teachers learned about the concept of sustainable development and identified areas of their current curriculum where sustainable development could be integrated.

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Alternatives For Simple Living

The Green Changemakers

When we are looking for economic solutions from within a model that is fatally flawed, we will not find lasting, sustainable solutions. A change I find very hopeful is that Mr. Obama is aware of environmental concerns, such as human-generated global climate change, and he actively supports the development of alternative energy production. Whatever we call this shift in our manner of living, it has dramatic implications for the future of our world.

The 2011 Edition of the Journal of Sustainability Education

The Green Changemakers

Her impressive accomplishments and the examples she brings to the interview are a must-read of inspiration for anyone involved with sustainability education. He speaks of how we use stories to create our future as “ancestors in training” and this is the way that epiphanies which lead to real change will be incorporated into the community base. Show that your company or institution educates for sustainability. Sustainable-development Research Education

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Sustaining the web of life

The Green Changemakers

Sustaining the Web of Life Biomimicry Biomimicry is the process of using natural biosystems as mentors, models and measures for human inventions. See the Natural Capitalism web site Sustainable Designs The Hannover Principles • Insist on rights of humanity and nature to co-exist • Recognize interdependence. Guidelines for Sustainable Technologies Different technologies can have vastly different effects on building or inhibiting sustainability.

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Earth Jurisprudence

The Green Changemakers

Earth Jurisprudence is premised on the understanding that law and governance should protect the wellbeing and integral functioning of the planet so that all components of the Earth Community live in healthy ecosystems that sustain the diversity of the natural world. Tags: Sustainable-development Philosophy Green Education

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Creating the future we want

The Green Changemakers

Numerous government policies are now promoting sustainable management practices, while many people in the business and financial communities view sustainability as a means to reduce long-term risk, enhance competitiveness, and promote social well-being. Advances in science and technology are creating new economic opportunities and producing sustainable solutions, while expanded public access to global data and information is helping to shape business and government policies.

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