Could Mindfulness hold the key to unlock a sustainable future?

The Green Changemakers

Posted by sdreyerleon in Uncategorized July 6, 2011 Educating for Sustainability: A Mindfulness Practice! During the interview, Thich Nhat Hanh says something that cuts to the heart of what I see as the relationship between mindfulness and sustainability.

SUSTAINABLE FUTURES: Replacing Growth Imperative and Hierarchies with Sustainable Ways

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In May 2008 Coalition for Environment and Development launched a nine-month research project under the title CULTURES OF SUSTAINABILITY - SUSTAINABILITY OF CULTURES: Africa-Asia-Europe Dialogue on the Future of Low Ecological Footprint Communities.

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Permaculture -- The Path to a Sustainable Future

The Green Changemakers

Scientists, biologists, economists and even a few politicians are becoming aware that it is simply not sustainable. We dimly perceive that we are dangerously close to exhausting the earthly resources that sustain life on this planet. We can't see any clear path to the future. These forces and processes have brought about t he crisis and cannot forestall it. Five billion people cannot live on this planet as hunter-gathers in a stable eco-system.

One Planet Mobility

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A journey towards a sustainable future. The One Planet Mobility report arose out of a series of six meetings between more than 30 European organisations from government, business and the community with an interest in all aspects of personal mobility.

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Building Cities that Think Like Planets

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From a planetary perspective, the emergence and rapid expansion of cities across the globe may represent another turning point in the life of our planet. If we are to think like a planet, the challenge will be to deal with scales and events far removed from everyday human experience.

One Planet Living

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[link] Guiding Principles - Take action Individuals Government Businesses Guiding Principles of One Planet Living ® To achieve a sustainable future, we need to design communities which enable people to live sustainably.

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How Does Deforestation Affect Animals?


Local hydrological cycles can be dramatically altered, since trees and other vegetation in forests help to retain atmospheric moisture through evaporation and evapotranspiration processes. Additionally, trade agreements push governments to use only sustainable products.

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Waste Incineration: Advantages and Disadvantages


To put that in perspective, if we took all the human beings on the planet and placed them on an impossibly gigantic scale, their combined weight would only be one-quarter of that amount [2]. Municipal solid waste incineration process.

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Advantages and Disadvantages of Recycling


Waste simply sits there to rot, a process that takes decades if not longer. Its true disadvantages are few, but it has one big one that must be acknowledged as we contemplate the pathway toward a more sustainable future …. Recycling and the future of the planet.

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Why Is Family Farming Better for the Environment?


Why are small family farms important for the environment and sustainable future? This paints a bleak picture for the future of our food production, as agriculture undeniably puts strain on our resources and contributes to climate change. Sustainable Farming

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Nuclear Energy Pros and Cons


Nuclear energy has a number of great pros and cons, from a seemingly infinite supply of sustained energy release and low emissions, to extremely toxic and disastrous human and environmental dangers when accidents occur. The etymology of the word “nuclear” comes.

Tweets, Shares, And Dirty Searches That Destroy Earth

Green Prophet

Green Prophet depends on the internet to share important news that brings us and our readers closer to a more sustainable future. But it is also killing our planet.

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To Preserve the Earth, Rethink Our Relationship with Nature

Conservancy Talk

This is a big year for the planet. ’s new and ambitious 15-year Sustainable Development Goals. By 2050, the planet faces the challenges of providing for more than 9 billion people, including: A food supply that will need to double.

Sustainable Agroforestry Systems and Practices in Agriculture


Resistance of farms to unpredictable weather extremes, resistance of farmers to harvest fluctuations and resistance to current and future environmental challenges. Quick Navigation for Agroforestry Practices and Systems in Sustainable Agriculture. Sustainable Farming

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Green (Living) Review

The report, entitled ‘Vision 2020: UK Roadmap to Zero Food Waste to Landfill’ is the culmination of more than two years’ work and sets the framework to achieve a food waste-free future by 2020.

Geothermal Energy Pros and Cons


Without knowing, they had been utilizing the immense reservoir of our planet’s internal heat. One part of this heat originates from the time of the formation of our planet 4.6 Geothermal power is a clean source of energy that could become one of the pillars of our sustainable future.

‘Vampire Diaries’ Actor Ian Somerhalder Unveiled as Winner

Green (Living) Review

In his video acceptance speech, Ian thanked the public for their support and appealed to all businesses and individuals to act responsibly and proactively in protecting the planet and its biodiversity.

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Recycled Polyester: Textile Test Series Investigates An Imperfect Ecofashion Hero

Eco Chic

And its presence has added a sustainable edge to millions of garments. They continued to find ways to blend it into natural fabrics and refined the production process to give fashion lovers a softer and more wearable fabric. Is Leather Sustainable?

Cristina Eisenberg on Large Predators, Large Landscapes and Coexistence

Nature Conservancy - Science

As a scientist, in order to give our society tools to have a more sustainable future, I believe that there are three things that matter. What’s happening with climate change is so enormous, and it is going to affect every human being on this planet. Cristina Eisenberg.

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Systems Thinking through Art in Nature

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Art pieces by Jay Mead, Michaelyn Bachhuber, Nirmala Nair, and Dominic Stucker By Dominic Stucker , Program Manager at Sustainability Leaders Network. Systems thinking and creativity are essential for bringing about the transition to sustainability. Sustainability is an art.

Pink LEDs Grow Future Food with 90% Less Water

Green Prophet

Significantly, for a sustainable future anywhere on a planet with 7 billion already – and 9 billion by century’s end – this means we could grow crops with 90 percent less water.

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Connecting the Dots - Key Learning Strategies for Environmental Education, Citizenship and Sustainability

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Which learning strategies best contribute to students becoming engaged and active citizens involved in achieving environmental, social and economic sustainability? 2011 Learning for a Sustainable Future Full version coming soon! Both process and products of learning are assessed.

Empowerment Works - Global collaboration to catalyze local solution

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While making an immediate impact to create thriving communities; in all it does, EW represents a global paradigm shift from "linear and top down" to "Whole-System Empowerment through Collaboration" -- embracing the full potential of our planet''s social, economic & ecological systems.

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Sustainable Consumption and Production Publication

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UNEP/Wuppertal Institute Collaborating Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production, Norwegian Forum for Environment and Development, Wuppertal Institute. Encouraging Sustainable Consumption and Production and promoting ‘Green Growth’. Sustainable Energy Consumption CSCP (2005).

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Dream of a Nation

The Green Changemakers

Activities include the following: Read-Process-Produce Jigsaw Group Activity Paideia Seminar The Socratic Classroom Student Inquiry Lesson Module II – Exploring Interconnectedness Download Entire Lesson (.pdf)

Beyond Consumption: Enabling Participation for Livable Cities

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In Public Space We Trust Public Design Festival, 2009 I wrote The Enabling City , a toolkit on social innovation for urban sustainability and participatory governance, in the early days of green consumerism's ascendance to popularity. [link].

YES! Earth Charter Curricular Module

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As the world becomes increasingly interdependent and fragile, the future at once holds great peril and great promise. stories of people and communities that are thriving by choosing to live with compassion and respect for all people and the planet.

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2010 Sustainability Seminar Series

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It appeared to offer a means to organize economic development in a way that would address the challenges of poverty and social exclusion while ensuring the health of the planet that sustains us, and a great deal of energy and enthusiasm has been invested in it.

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UNU-IAS Reports and Policy Briefs

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Some of the contours of these emergent education processes of collaborative learning-to-change as they relate to traditional knowledge (TK) and biodiversity are developing in many RCE contexts today. At the same time, environmental sustainability is being lost.

Peace Education for Sustainable Development

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ABSTRACT ‘The world could be transformed and peace would reign if the basis of Education is knowledge wielded by love and value for sustainable development’. Education is the single most important means for empowerment and sustained improvement in all well being. Sustainable development is a basic Human Right and unless this target is reached with the potent tool of Education the purpose of Education would remain unfulfilled.

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The 2011 Edition of the Journal of Sustainability Education

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Her impressive accomplishments and the examples she brings to the interview are a must-read of inspiration for anyone involved with sustainability education. Show that your company or institution educates for sustainability. Sustainable-development Research Education

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Free documentary Films Archive

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Planet Earth: The Complete BBC Series - 11 Documentary Films Online - With an unprecedented production budget of $25 million, and from the makers of Blue Planet: Seas of Life, comes the epic story of life on Earth. Five years in production, over 2,000 days in the field, using 40 cameramen filming across 200 locations, shot entirely in high definition, this is the ultimate portrait of our planet.

Creating the future we want

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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. Creating the future we want.

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Earth Jurisprudence

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Wild Law is the practical application of Earth Jurisprudence principles in the human law-making process whether through customs, statutes, common law judgments or international instruments. We are raising the temperature of the planet to dangerous levels that threaten the wellbeing and survival of the Earth and its communities. The planet is crying out for a change of direction. How can we rebuild a healthy relationship with our planet and with each other?

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Training manuals and education resources on sustainability

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Sample Student Work When the Chips Are Down Posters Students in an AP Environmental Science class at Piedmont High School learned about the social implications of national Ecological Footprints in Facing the Future's activity, “When the Chips Are Down.” Footprint Education The Ecological Footprint is a powerful tool for introducing the concept of sustainability to students. Lesson Plans Five simple sustainability lesson plans can be easily integrated into K-12 classrooms.

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