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'Drawdown' and global warming's hopeful new math. The Air We Breathe: connecting through air quality monitoring. Air quality is an inherently important aspect of both personal and environmental health.

The Air We Breathe: connecting through air quality monitoring

This is a problem that many Canadians struggle with due industries’ proximity to residential areas. This project focuses on two communities in Ontario, Aamjiwnaang and Sarnia, which are next door neighbours to Chemical Valley, Canada’s largest refinery of petrochemical products. Health effects on the community have been dire; girls are born at double the rate of boys, there is a high rate of asbestos related diseases, and about 40% of community members require an inhaler [1].

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Introducing … The Nearly Carbon-Free Academic Conference: The World in 2050 - Resilience. Introducing … The Nearly Carbon-Free Academic Conference: The World in 2050 - Resilience. Everything Is Connected. Jane Poynter: What Lessons Came Out Of Biosphere 2? Part 2 of the TED Radio Hour episode "Everything Is Connected.

Jane Poynter: What Lessons Came Out Of Biosphere 2?

" About Jane Poynter's TEDTalk Jane Poynter lived in Biosphere 2 for two years and 20 minutes. Why Architects Must Rethink Carbon (It's Not the Enemy We Face) - Point of View - January 2017. Susan Szenasy William McDonough, 2016 Courtesy Marta Chierego – World Economic Forum Metropolis editor in chief Susan Szenasy sits down with William McDonough—the designer, author, and developer of Cradle to Cradle design—to understand why we must begin to employ a new language regarding carbon and sustainable design.

Why Architects Must Rethink Carbon (It's Not the Enemy We Face) - Point of View - January 2017

Susan Szenasy: Your article in Nature, “Carbon is Not the Enemy,” really caught my attention. Theconversation. Whether you’re a boatie or not, everyone realises the importance of keeping the water on the outside when you go sailing or fishing.

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The less leaky the boat, the less you have to rely on devices like bilge pumps to stay afloat. What does this have to do with houses? Institute of Professional Editors Ltd. By Kathie Stove DE.

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Greenbiz. How An Offers & Needs Market Helps Build Sustainable Practice. The irony of the modern market is that it can get a spare part from across the world, but a neighbour still might not know that the mechanic with the skills to fix the car is right next door – Donnie Maclurcan So often, people working on sustainability in different organisations or communities are facing the same challenges.

How An Offers & Needs Market Helps Build Sustainable Practice

Sometimes, we’ve got people to turn to for support or advice – sometimes, or on some issues, we haven’t. Bill Mollison Permaculture Lecture Series On-Line. How to Cultivate Conditions for Institutional Change. "Living Systems and Leadership: Cultivating Conditions for Institutional Change," by Center senior editor Michael K.

How to Cultivate Conditions for Institutional Change

Stone and executive director Zenobia Barlow, explores the application of Living Systems Theory to institutional and societal change. It draws examples from the Center's work in food systems, especially our work on multiple levels of scale in the Oakland (California) Unified School District. The article appeared originally in a slightly different form as a scholarly feature in the Journal of Sustainability Education's March, 2011 edition, whose theme is "Learning and Leading Sustainability. " Leverage Points: Places to Intervene in a System - The Solutions Journal. Systems Thinking. One lesson that nature teaches is that everything in the world is connected to other things.

Systems Thinking

John Muir famously wrote, "When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe. " A system is a set of interrelated elements that make a unified whole. Individual things—like plants, people, schools, watersheds, or economies—are themselves systems and at the same time cannot be fully understood apart from the larger systems in which they exist. Systems thinking is an essential part of schooling for sustainability. Suzanne Simard: How trees talk to each other. Clouds In Each Paper, by Thich Nhat Hanh. --by Thich Nhat Hanh (Mar 25, 2002) If you are a poet, you will see clearly that there is a cloud floating in this sheet of paper.

Clouds In Each Paper, by Thich Nhat Hanh

Without a cloud, there will be no rain; without rain, the trees cannot grow: and without trees, we cannot make paper. There is no "Away" Suzanne Simard: How trees talk to each other. Johan Rockstrom: Let the environment guide our development. The climate crisis is already here – but no one’s telling us. What is salient is not important.

The climate crisis is already here – but no one’s telling us

Book « Walk Out Walk On. In this era of increasingly complex problems and shrinking resources, can we find meaningful and enduring solutions to the challenges we face today as individuals, communities and nations? In Walk Out Walk On: A Learning Journey into Communities Daring to Live the Future Now, Margaret Wheatley and Deborah Frieze invite you on a learning journey to seven communities around the world to meet people who have walked out of limiting beliefs and assumptions and walked on to create healthy and resilient communities.

These Walk Outs who Walk On use their ingenuity and caring to figure out how to work with what they have to create what they need. – By the bestselling author of Leadership and the New Science and Turning to One Another – Provides an intimate experience of how seven different communities took on intractable problems by working together in new and different ways. Resources for Primary Schools - Shine Lab. Jeremy Corbyn: the green Britain I want to build. Jeremy Corbyn's landslide victory for leadership of the British Labour Party will change the landscape of world politics. His stands are far to the left of the Labour Party of the last 20 years, in the same way that Bernie Sanders is to the left of the Democratic Party leadership in the U.S. In fact, Corbyn is probably closer to the Green Party than to the Blairite wing of Labour. . - BA (Resilience co-editor) We need a renewable energy revolution, an end to fracking, no new nuclear power, efficient homes, and the break up of our energy cartels, writes Jeremy Corbyn, All that, and strong protection for wildlife and oceans, no TTIP trade deal with the US, clean air to breathe, and massive investment in public transport.

The Labour movement and environmental movement are natural allies. ProtectingOurPlanet JeremyCorbyn. Systems thinking. Systems thinking is an approach to integration that is based on the belief that the component parts of a system will act differently when isolated from the system's environment or other parts of the system. Standing in contrast to positivist and reductionist thinking, systems thinking sets out to view systems in a holistic manner. Consistent with systems philosophy, systems thinking concerns an understanding of a system by examining the linkages and interactions between the elements that comprise the whole of the system. When you encounter situations which are complex and messy, then systems thinking can help you understand the situation systemically. This helps us to see the big picture - from which we may identify multiple leverage points that can be addressed to support constructive change.

The Designer's Challenge: Four Problems You Must Solve. This talk was delivered as the commencement address to the School of Design, University of Pennsylvania, on May 14, 2007. Dean Hack, distinguished faculty of the School of Design, honored guests, and most important, you the members of the class of 2007: It is a great privilege to stand before you on your graduation day. As a Penn alumnus I feel a deep sense of affection for this institution and for this place.

Take the Money and Burn: How CEO Pay Accelerates Climate Change. Runaway CEO pay at the 30 largest U.S. public fossil fuel corporations rewards short-term actions, with disastrous results for the world’s climate, a new report finds. CEOs at big oil, gas and coal corporations are rewarded for a short-term fixation on pumping up quarterly share prices. They receive pay perks for expanding carbon reserves and building unnecessary fossil fuel infrastructure. Pioneering Modern Natural Dyes. Ecomodernism: a Response to my Critics. Theconversation. When the sun shines at its brightest, many of Australia’s 1.3 million homes with rooftop photovoltaic (PV) solar panels generate more electricity than they use. Theconversation. What does your vision of a sustainable future look like? Some people imagine a scenario whereby technology solves the world’s most pressing environmental problems. In this world we all drive electric cars and have solar panels on our roofs that power our air conditioners and flat-screen televisions.

Why Walkability Matters. Crossing the street image via shutterstock. Reproduced at Resilience.org with permission. Everything Gardens: Growing Transition Culture. Academic work on Transition can often be infuriating rather than illuminating. Sustainability: The Five Core Principles. Dr. Michael Ben-Eli is an international consultant on management and organization. Five Core Principles of Sustainability. The Four System Conditions of a Sustainable Society. A Science-Based Definition of Sustainability. Learningandskills. Sustainable-future.pdf.

James Hansen Spells Out Climate Danger Of The 'Hyper-Anthropocene' Age. Visions of Resilience Workshop Tools - Victorian Ecoinnovation Lab (VEIL) Visions of Resilience - final report released - Victorian Ecoinnovation Lab (VEIL) Moral Discomfort, Privilege, and the Politics of Air-Conditioning. It's the Second Dirtiest Thing in the World—And You’re Wearing It. The World If: A compilation of scenarios. The Earth's Battery Is Running Low. Why Sustainability Is Now the Key Driver of Innovation. Dichotomistic - about the author John McCrone.

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Can accounting save the planet? Stone.Trees_Standing. Garnaut_Chapter6.pdf. Food security. Service Design & UX Agency, Melbourne, Australia. Food production.