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Environmental Sustainability Issues in the Olympics - The Centennial Olympic Congress of Paris recognized these problems and incorporated environment as a “third pillar” of the Olympic charter, along with sports and culture. The UN Environment Program (UNEP), now a veteran and influential player in this arena, was among the first to get involved with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to work towards environmental sustainability issues in the Olympics. UNEP has also worked with the IOC to develop an “Agenda 21” for the Olympic Movement based on environmental sustainability guidelines created by delegates at the 1992 UN Conference on Environment and Development....   [tags: Environmental Sustainability ] 508 words
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Defining and Implementing Sustainability and Going Green - These days, it seems that everyone is talking about “sustainability” or “going green.” However, these terms are somewhat confusing and difficult to classify. Over the past few decades, the concept of sustainable viticulture has emerged and is spreading awareness to grape growers and winemakers across the United States and beyond. The idea of “sustainable agriculture” can be traced back to the organic farming practices of the 1950’s and the earth movement of the 1970’s. In terms of winegrowing and winery practices, the concept of sustainability took shape in the early 1990’s (Mitry 2009)....   [tags: sustainability, definitions, ]
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Definition of Sustainability and a Good Structure of It - Today, by no means it is certain our society has the capacity to ensure that the nine billion people expected population on earth by 2050 would all be able to achieve a basic quality of life. The earth’s ecosystem is deteriorating and the climate is changing. We are consuming so much, and so quickly, that we are already living far beyond the earth's capacity to support us. And yet, nearly a sixth of our fellow humans go to bed hungry each day: both an unnecessary tragedy and a source of social and political unrest....   [tags: fast food , clean technology, sustainability]
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Green Innovation in Tourism for Economic Sustainability - The tourism sector has undoubtedly become one of the globe’s foremost drivers of economic development, sustainability and progress. This is because its rate of growth, links to other economic sectors as well as dependence on a relatively unblemished natural environment puts it into an inimitable position from an economic sustainability and development perspective. In the same breath, tourism has been singled out as one of the key sectors that can play a leading role in the world’s transition to an inclusive green economy characterized by low carbon release....   [tags: green economy, sustainability, tourism]
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Educational Data Mining Model to Attain Sustainability - I. INTRODUCTION The concept of Sustainability Development started in the 80’s era and different meaning and definition were introduced. One among them most frequently quoted definition is from the Brundtland Report[1]: "Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. It contains two key concepts within it: First, the concept of needs, in particular the essential needs of the world's poor, to which overriding priority should be given; and Second, the idea of limitations imposed by the state of technology and social organization on the environment's ability to meet present and future n...   [tags: data mining, sustainability development]
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Sustainability and Its Impact on the Four Managerial Functions - Sustainability and Its Impact on the Four Managerial Functions Nowadays people all over Australia use their own environmentally friendly shopping bags when they go to the Supermarket. Why have so many people changed their every day habit and stopped using the convenient plastic bags. The transition from plastic bags to recycled ones is only one aspect of a global attitude change towards environmental topics. During the last few decades, businesses have been focusing on lowering their production costs, with no considerations on the consequences for the upcoming years....   [tags: Environmental Sustainability Business] 1606 words
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Sustainability in Furniture - The world is developing every day and we continue to discover new and innovative ways to better our quality of life. A trend that everyone seems to be focused on is saving the environment, which is also known as sustainable living. Not only does this apply to our lifestyle and environment, but it also translates into design. Sustainable living is becoming more popular around the world and is a lifestyle using skillful and sensitive design. It eliminates negative environmental impact and requires renewable resources....   [tags: Research Paper]
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Sustainability of Agriculture - What is a Sustainable Agriculture. To define the sustainability of agriculture, we must look into the several relationships agriculture has with the basic nature of making something sustainable. In this research literature, we will look at the factual information regarding agricultural practices as they relate to the long-term stability of biodiversity, ecosystems, and Natural resources. We will also compare historical and modern perspectives of economics as they relate to resources and sustainability....   [tags: Environmentalism / Economics / Agriculture]
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Innovation and Sustainability - Human habits to product goods such as clothing, housing, food has had a serious impact on natural resources and social development. Forestland is being clear trees are being cut for lumber for homes and buildings land is being crop and clear for crops and lives stock (Turk & T.Bensel, 2011). If not monitored and check and barriers are not maintain, continue harvesting of the earth resources to manufacture and product the goods humans seek after will damage landscapes and ecosystems beyond repair....   [tags: Resource Depletion, Human Production]
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The Sustainability Strategy of Nike Company - Introduction and the objective of the study Nike is one of the biggest footwear and apparel manufacturing companies in the word. The company came into existence in 1964 by Bill Boweman and Phil Knight and named it as the Blue Ribbon Sports. The company changed the name to Nike, which is Greek word meaning victory, in 1972 after producing a good brand of shoes that became popular among the athletes (NIKE, Inc., 2001). Since then, the company has been successful, dominating the world market of athletic shoes....   [tags: business strategy, Bowerman, Knight]
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Systematic Learning for Sustainability Science - Systematic Learning for Sustainability Science: A Framework for Practice I. Introduction The urgency of global problems including growing income inequality, climate change, threats to water security, loss of species and the intensification of urbanization suggest that the aspirations for sustainable development that were laid out in the late 1980s and early 1990s have largely not been met (Röckstrom et al. 2009; Gross, 2012). Failures in conventional science to address these pressing problems and better serve society have led to calls for practicing a different kind of science (Lubchenko, 1998; Gallopin et al....   [tags: urbanization, climate change, ]
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Three Threats to the Sustainability of Forests - When speaking about the sustainability of forests, sustainability itself must first be defined. The concept of sustainability is not easily defined in a single sentence or even in several sentences. As quoted by Steve Nix (n.d.), the British Columbia Forest Service defines sustainability as the integration of 3 elements, the environment, the economy and the social system, into a single system that can be maintained in a healthy state indefinitely. To achieve and maintain this delicate balance, many different factors within those 3 elements are required to work together in unison....   [tags: Deforestation Essays]
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Sustainability and the Male Role Model - The question of whether a community is sustainable is far from being simple. First, we must define the community; is it geographic, family, educational, fiscal, etc. Then, we must define sustainability for that community. Community is defined as “the experience of belonging” (Block, 2008). But, belonging to what. A club, a family, an educational institution. Each of these has potential to be defined as community. What about sustainability, meaning sustainable development (Morse, 2010). In his 2010 book, “Sustainability: A Biological Perspective,” Morse explains that sustainability is the intersection of three areas of environment, economics and community....   [tags: Gender Studies]
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Critical Commentary on Urban Sustainability - Introduction Since the late 1980s, the notion of ‘sustainable development’ has transcended beyond the eminent United Nations report titled Our Common Future, to mainstream dialogue throughout the globe at all scales within government and public spheres. This form of development seeks to balance current environmental, social and economic needs of the population, “without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs” (World Commission on Environment and Development, 1987, 43)....   [tags: Environment, Environmental]
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Sustainability of The Global Food System - In order for us to maintain our lives, we need to consume food to supply nutrient-needs for our bodies. As the global population increased, the demand for food also increased. Increased population led to mass production of foods. However, even with this mass production, in under-developed countries, people are still undernourished. On other hand, in developed and developing countries, people are overfed and suffering from obesity. In addition, the current methods of industrial farming destroy the environment....   [tags: food quality, garming methods, food system]
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Business as the Vanguard of Sustainability - Introduction: Sustainability within the business community is changing. The subjects business and sustainability have long been looked at as inconsistent philosophies for many years. The great business mind Milton Friedman has spoken extensively on the subject of the ethical business behaviour’s purpose to consider only a profit motive of a business for its shareholders; however, his view only adds to the short-termism approach that propagates the inconsistency between the two subjects (Friedman, 2008)....   [tags: Business Management] 682 words
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Analysis of Water Sustainability in Australia - Everything, which exists in the world, requires water. Nevertheless, a lot of different places face crucial problems, which arise as the result of the water shortage. There are approximately seven billion of people on our planet Earth. In fact, each of them requires a liter of water per day to live and thrive; however, many of them are currently facing immense shortitudes. Actually, Australia faces serious challenge in getting sustainability as such. It is considered to be the driest populated global mainland....   [tags: australia, water, groundwater]
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Role of Industrial Designers in Sustainability - Design is a powerful tool; it has influenced how society and the environment has evolved over time. Each design decision and product manufactured over the last century has slowly lead to the depletion of this planet’s resources. Thus it is vital for industrial designers to undergo thorough research and thought to understand the extent of their environmental and holistic impact their product will generate during the use and end of life stage. Each Industrial designer has the power to improve the global community by making smarter design decisions or contribute this disposable lifestyle....   [tags: Sutainable Design]
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Possibilities of Sustainability at Apple inc - This paper aims at analyzing the initiatives, which such large organizations as Apple Inc. takes to improve their social, environmental and financial sustainability. The paper also sheds light on the way the organization can deploy cost accounting procedures to enhance their sustainability. Furthermore, the paper highlights the variations in the use of cost accounting by the company under consideration and companies in the past. In addition to that, the paper identifies the limitations in the current strategies of the organization and proposes recommendations to improve these limitations....   [tags: Employees, Cost, Development]
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Sustainability in the City of Portland, Oregon - Along with a thorough enough discussion of anything comes the inevitable unearthing of its strengths and weaknesses. The Portland Plan has a number of strengths: it is comprehensive, well thought out, inclusive, and should ultimately lead to a well-planned and sustainable city. How in-depth the Portland Plan is, is a testament to its preparedness to face any challenges to lead the Portland of today into becoming the Portland of tomorrow, as any potential question that may arise is likely addressed within the text of the plan....   [tags: Urban Development ]
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Google Inc., the definition of Sustainability - In todays day and age, what do people do when they need answers to a question they don't know. They Google it. In 2012, on average, there are 5,134,000,000 Google searches a day (Google Official History, comScore). Google Inc. (GOOG) was started in 1996 by two PhD students at Stanford University, Larry Page and Sergey Brin. The first funding they ever received was a net worth of 100,000 dollars given by Andy Bechtolsheim. The company has grown over the years and is now worth over 250 billion dollars alone....   [tags: Firm Benefits, Environmental Efforts]
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The UN Promoting Environmental Sustainability - Action Plan How will you decide which aspect of the UN to look at. I will decide which aspect of the UN to look at, by firstly looking into the different aspects of the UN, which are related to geography, about which I can write. Next, choosing the most interesting of these aspects for me. Finally, I will have arrived at the aspect of the UN which I will be looking into. Which sources of information will you first consult. As the project is regarding an aspect of the UN, I will consult sources such as: magazine or newspaper articles relating to the UN, journal entries relating to the topic, books and encyclopedias relating to the aspect I’m looking into, and internet sources majorly websites...   [tags: millennium development,climate change,america]
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Sustainability - As it is commonly stated, an environmentally active student from the University of Connecticut-Stamford comments, “The first step toward solving a problem is admitting there is one” (Lanslots). In the area of environmental awareness, the solution must be executed on both an individual and a corporate level. Aldo Leopold states, “A conservationist is one who is humbly aware that with each stroke he is writing his signature on the face of the land” (73). Similarly we must realize that every action we take has an intended or unintended consequence upon our earth....   [tags: Conservation ]
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The Effect of Environmental Sustainability - Although it is widely known that the earth experiences cyclical climate change, there has been much evidence that human activities are negatively affecting the environment, and hence, the finite resources of the earth. Many people have become preoccupied with how the activities of developing nations, as well as those of developed nations, continue to pose a threat to our planet and its finite resource base. This in turn affects human wellbeing, as exploitative and polluting activities will in another manner negatively affect humankind globally, but especially the less developed nations....   [tags: Environment]
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Crime in Relation to Sustainability - Crime in Relation to Sustainability When discussing the sustainability of a community, we must consider the economic, social, and environmental well-being of the community and how these affect present and future residents. The social aspect of community sustainability relates to the rise and fall of crime rate, volunteer effort, and the number of people running for offices that represent the community. The economical aspect relates to the number of good paying jobs, the poverty rate, and the ability of people to find homes that they can afford....   [tags: Crime Essays]
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Sustainability in Indonesia´s Rainforest - The concept of ‘Just Sustainability’ incorporates not only environmental sustainability but also a need to strive towards social justice and equity. According to Agyeman sustainability is “the need to ensure a better quality of life for all, now and into the future, in a just and equitable manner, while living within the limits of supporting ecosystems.” (Agyeman et al. 2003 as cited in Agyeman 2005: 43) Both the desire for sustainability and development can be cause for many social justice and human equity issues, but in order to fulfil the idea of ‘Just Sustainability,’ all of these things need to be taken into account....   [tags: Deforestation Essays]
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RBC: History and Sustainability - The Royal Bank of Canada, if you couldn't tell, is a Canadian company. It is the largest financial institution in Canada. It started as the Merchants' Bank in Halifax, Nova Scotia, which was founded in 1864 by a small group of enterprising Halifax merchants: J.W. Merkel, Edward Kenny, T.C. Kinnear, John Duffus, William Cunard, John Tobin, George P. Mitchell, Jeremiah Northup. The Merchants' Bank focused mainly on financing the fishing and timber trade, and the annual flow of retail goods from Europe into the colony....   [tags: International Finance ]
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Solving Environmental Sustainability Problems - Solving Environmental Sustainability Problems The restaurant business is one of the most important types of business in the entire world. Restaurants feed thousands of people daily and also supply others with job opportunities. Mary is an owner of a thriving restaurant that gives customers a full tummy and employees a nice paycheck. One day, Mary decides to do a detailed inspection herself to confirm that the restaurant is running smoothly and properly. When Mary began the inspection process, there were many problems that she came across like the water that’s being wasted, the over usage of paper products, absence of recycling bins, and the packaging material is not eco-friendly....   [tags: Restaurant Business, Job Opportunities]
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Food Sustainability - In food service it is important to realize and address hot button issues within the industry to begin to understand what the target market wants, increase revenue and decrease cost centers. In researching the increasingly pressing issue of food sustainability in global food service it was discovered that implementations are initially expensive and require large amounts of dedication but are ultimately huge factors in increasing brand loyalty and recognition and gaining popularity within the “green” market segment....   [tags: reduce, rehuse, recycle]
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Business Sustainability - Increased expectations from society and demands to attract, satisfy and retain customers have made it strategically vital for companies to adopt practices and create products that strive to protect the natural environment. (Dangelico and Pujari 2010) This review of Bansal and Roth (2000) and Dangelico and Pujari (2010) aims to advance our understanding on the motives surrounding why companies choose to go green, different types of green products and challenges facing companies that integrate environmental (green) sustainability in product innovation....   [tags: Environment Green Business]
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PricewaterhouseCoopers Sustainability Services - I choose PricewaterhouseCoopers to research services offered for Sustainability Reporting. PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) began with the merger of Price Waterhouse and Coopers & Lybrand in 1998. Both accounting organizations originated from London. PwC focuses on assurance, tax, performance improvement and crisis management type of services. PwC philosophy is that sustainability is more than just environmental issues. Through sustainability efforts, companies will realize elements like cost containment, ability to proactively address business concerns regarding sustainability to mitigate risk....   [tags: Business Service of Strategies]
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Analysis of Several Articles on Business Sustainability - Sustainability Whether an organization is domestic or international they have social responsibilities to the communities they operate within and to the shielding of the world. Caterpillar, Inc. is one such company that puts social responsibility at the top of their priorities. They have an abundance of engineers and technologists working on solutions to improve on sustainability. According to the 2012 Sustainability Report (2012), “at Caterpillar, we always ask ourselves, ‘What do our customers need....   [tags: Business Management, CSR]
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Sustainability and Triple Bottom Line Reporting - Today’s world is extremely complex in the sense that it is constantly changing. Not only is the world itself changing, but societies and the environment are consistently growing and developing. This constant fluctuation between these two categories is affecting all types of organizations, especially businesses. Due to the constant changes in today’s world, shareholders and stakeholders expect information about the financial, operational and investing activities of a business. Businesses are either flourishing or failing, but all the businesses that are most successful do not only owe their success to the products or services that they provide but also dedicate a portion of that success towar...   [tags: Global Reporting Initiative, Internal Control]
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Sustainability: Ethics, Legal, and Economic Aspects - Sustainability Whether an organization is domestic or international they have social responsibilities to the communities they operate within and to the shielding of the world. Caterpillar, Inc. is one such company that puts social responsibility at the top of their priorities. They have an abundance of engineers and technologists working on solutions to improve on sustainability. According to the 2012 Sustainability Report (2012), “at Caterpillar, we always ask ourselves, ‘What do our customers need....   [tags: business models]
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Dell Computer Sustainability Performance Metrics - Dell Computer Sustainability Performance Metrics Dell Computer Corporation is the world’s largest supplier of personal computers (Fleming, 2006). Dell’s goal is to be “the greenest technology company on the planet” (Ball, 2008, p. 1). Hence, Dell, like many corporations today, establish sustainability initiatives to persuade regulators, stakeholders, and consumers of their commitment to protect society and the environment. However, companies must support these claims with tangible performance metrics....   [tags: Business, Stakeholders] 876 words
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The Importance of Ethics and Values in Business Sustainability - Business Management Research Assignment (chapter 5 & 11) Q1: The importance of ethics and values in business sustainability: Ethics has to do with an individual’s judgment and their morals. Their ethics help us determine right from wrong. “Values are attitudes towards things like truths, justice, honesty etc.”( Nieuwenhuizen, Oosthuizen & Drotskie 2012:95) Ethics and values are important within a business organisation because they influence morals and decisions within an organisation and need to be present in order to promote business sustainability....   [tags: productivity, organization, leadership]
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Social Responsibility and Sustainability in The Green Path by - Our textbook defines social responsibility as “an organization’s obligation to maximize its positive impact on stakeholders and to minimize its negative impact” (Ferrell, Fraedrich, and Ferrell 39). It is a vital aspect of a firm’s survival where a healthy balance between economic performance and environmental performance is found. In addition to maintaining stakeholder trust in a firm, social responsibility encourages sustainable business decisions that ensure the survival and quality of environmental resources for future generations....   [tags: resources, pollution, industrial revolution]
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Wal-Mart and The Nine Principles of Sustainability - According to Marc J. Epstein (2008), to help understand what sustainability is in the context of corporate responsibility, [Epstein has] broken it down into nine principles. These nine principles… highlight what is important in managing stakeholder impacts (i.e. the impact of company products, services, processes, and other activities on corporate stakeholders). (p. 36). Evaluating a large company such as Wal-Mart against these nine principles can give eye opening clues to how much of a leader they are in meeting the needs of their current stakeholders, as well as forecasting and preparing for the needs of their future stakeholders....   [tags: Business Administration]
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Sustainability And Managers - Sustainability has become a major issue during the past years. Adams (2008) commented that population become increasingly concerned about the values of the organizations they choose to work for - and buy goods and services from. This forces manager to implement goals associated with sustainability to ensure employees are motivated also to keep customer satisfaction of their product/service. An example of these goals is the one made by Canon. Canon created what they call Canon Group Environmental Charter that is based on a corporate philosophy of “achieving corporate growth and development while contributing to the prosperity of the world and the happiness of humankind” (Canon 2007)....   [tags: Business Management Analysis] 1494 words
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Sustainable Design - The definition of Sustainability in the Merriam Webster Dictionary is simply ‘involving methods that do not completely use up or destroy natural resources (Merriam Webster, 2014)’. In design we consider sustainability in two different ways: • The functional and financial sustainability of a product, design or even a design process • The impact of resources or renewability of a product, design or process (University, 2014) Designers today have a social responsibility with what they produce as our products are the future and we can have a massive impact on sustainability by making our business decisions based on the environment....   [tags: Sustainability ]
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Sustainability Education and Recent Debates on Climate Change - In the beginning of 1860s John Tyndall was discovered Carbon dioxide's heat-trapping properties (Chivers, D. 2011). From that time scientists from educational, political and philosophical ideologies fields have been appeared with different points of view Hicks, D. (2007). Some of those scientists are requesting urgent support to climate change situation Chivers, D. (2011). While on the other hand another advocates minimize the importance of climate change situation Chivers, D. (2011). These conflicts have made an increasing number of debates between scientists....   [tags: Global Warming Essays]
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Sustainability - Sustainability Sustainability is a term frequently used by our leaders (and planners) but is often not questioned or defined. The root word sustain implies that it means making something last. However, what does it really mean to sustain something and what is it that we are talking about sustaining-- nature, our environment, our world. These are all very abstract terms themselves. Around the time the term sustainability arose, scientists had discovered a series of threats to our environment and viewed these as a major problem to the endurance of human population....   [tags: Environment Human Nature Papers]
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Sustainability - Sustainability is an issue that everyone should be concerned about. If the planet Earth is going to exist, as we know it, everyone should wake up and do their part to help achieve a greater level of sustainability. In my English 101 class we learned about the issue of sustainability. Many different topics were discussed and researched throughout the course of the semester. Overall, I think that the sustainability project has been a learning and enlightening experience for everyone in this class....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing] 811 words
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The Solomon Islands and the Problem of Sustainability - The Solomon Islands and the Problem of Sustainability Introduction In the South Pacific near Australia and Fiji lies another potential tale of natural resources lost, ecosystems destroyed, and species becoming extinct all due to man. The Solomon Islands are at the core of this story. These islands are in danger of losing some of their capital (social, economic, and natural). This potential loss of capital comes from mans short term thinking. In todays world of an everything quick and fast, mentality, lies one heart of the Solomon Islands problem....   [tags: Environment Resources Essays]
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Cal Poly: Building for Sustainability? - If you walk up Poly Canyon Road and take a left, crossing Brizzolara Creek, you will come to the agriculture portion of main campus. The abbotoir stands next to the bull pen and the creek. The bridge crosses a fish ladder to aid the salmon back up the creek to where they can spawn. If you continue walking you will come to a reservoir with pumps and machinery used by engineering students. On the other side of the reservoir, there is a small bird sanctuary and beyond are fields that are often full of students learning how to survey the land....   [tags: University Issues Essays] 1234 words
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Lifestyle Sustainability and the Environment - Lifestyle Sustainability and the Environment In a perfect ecosystem everything gives and takes equally, and the cycle of life is sustained perpetually. Our current lifestyle is not environmentally sustainable. We consume more and more of the earth's resources and give very little, if any, in return. The Brundtland Commission defines lifestyle sustainability as being development that "seeks to meet the needs and aspirations of the present without compromising the ability to meet those of the future." Many factors are contributing to how humankind uses the earth's resources and how humankind views the goal of sustainability....   [tags: Papers]
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Sustainability - Sustainability Max Weber believed in the power of an idea. This political theorist discussed how Calvinism was one idea that perpetuated the rise of capitalism. Few people ever examine the power of an idea, but if one examines and contemplates this theory, a realization comes across: that ideas drive society. The key premise is that some values of our society must be altered in order to avert catastrophic consequences. The way of life in developed countries is "the origin of many of our most serious problems"(Trainer, 1985)....   [tags: Sociology Third World Economy Essays]
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Crop Rotation and Soil Sustainability - Crop Rotation and Soil Sustainability Agriculture is responsible for providing food for an ever-growing population, and as it becomes clear that yields cannot continue to rise without limit, sustainability of agricultural practices becomes an increasingly important question. The soil is a precious resource in which all of agriculture has its base, and careful management of this complex system is essential. Crop rotation is one of the most important management practices in a sustainable agriculture system, both as a means of conserving soil and of maintaining its fertility....   [tags: Agriculture Farming Papers]
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Wal Mart and Environmental Sustainability - For many enviros, the name "Wal-Mart" has always triggered a shudder. The world's biggest retailer has been charged with exacerbating suburban sprawl, burning massive quantities of oil via its 10,000-mile supply chain, producing mountains of packaging waste, polluting waterways with runoff from its construction sites, and encouraging gratuitous consumption. (And those are just the environmental complaints.) But it's precisely Wal-Mart's size and reach that could make it a powerful force for good for the planet, say market observers and a growing number of activists....   [tags: Wal Mart Environment ] 1513 words
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Ethical Practices and Values as a Means to Business Sustainability - Introduction In today’s world, different types of business have emerged and business operations have become the cornerstone of making a success, however the way in which they are operated is what is important. Most businesses hunt the main objective of making a profit without considering how that might affect other factors of society and that is what in most cases diminishes the longevity of the organisation. This research is compiled to explain how good ethical practices and good values in business can yield sustainability within the business and the society as a whole and in order to do this the concept of ethical business practice and values have to be understood....   [tags: management, operations, best practices]
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Southwest Airlines' Sustainability and Future - Southwest Airlines’ Sustainability and Future “The mission of Southwest Airlines is dedication to the highest quality of customer service delivered with a sense of warmth, friendliness, individual pride, and company spirit (Southwest Airlines, 2009).” Since its conception in 1971 by founders Rollin King and Herb Kelleher, Southwest Airlines has stood by their mission statement. The simplistic belief of "If you get your passengers to their destinations when they want to get there, on time, at the lowest possible fares, and make darn sure they have a good time doing it, people will fly your airline (Southwest Airlines, 2009)” has served Southwest in becoming a major competitor in the airlin...   [tags: Southwest Airline Industry Case Study] 2038 words
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Understanding and Defining Sustainability - Understanding and Defining Sustainability In your own words describe what you understand what is meant by sustainability. The Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary definition of sustainability is - 'causing little or no damage to the environment and therefore able to continue for a long time'. My view of sustainability when concerned with the manufacture of products is that during manufacture, the materials used are abundant, their usage is able to be replaced or replenished by environmental management such as Forestry Commission tree planting etc....   [tags: Papers] 543 words
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Sustainability and living conditions at the Hacienda Vieja in Guerrero, Mexico - Mexico has big cities, small cities, congested cities, rural towns, poor towns, rich towns, etc. All in all, Mexico is a country full of life and people entering and leaving the country at all times. I would like to acknowledge the Hacienda Vieja in Guerrero, Mexico, the rural area where both of my parents are from. There are many interesting topics regarding my parents town, I will focus on their sustainability and living conditions. My mom and dad are from a small town in Guerrero, Mexico called Hacienda Vieja....   [tags: Environmentalism]
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Environmental Sustainability Problems for the Chesapeake Bay Region - Hampton Roads, Virginia is known by most heavyweight, enthusiastic tourists as a great vacation attraction for the entire family. The associated water area has a wide channel through which the tributary waters of the James River, Nansemond River, and Elizabeth River pass through extensive natural areas to flow into the Chesapeake Bay and continuing into the Atlantic Ocean with over 26 total miles of associated beaches. The Chesapeake Bay ecosystem sustains the many complex relationships that exist with the organisms and inhabitants among the very large living resources of the Bay watershed region to include over 3,600 total species, with 348 finfish, 173 shellfish and 2,700 varieties plants...   [tags: Ecology ]
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Australian Sugar Industry Production, Processing, Marketing and Sustainability - Introduction Sugarcane is the most widely produced agricultural commodity in the world. In 2011, Brazil alone produced over 700 million tonnes of sugarcane eclipsing the second highest producer, India, by close to 400 million tonnes (Queensland Sugar Limited [QSL], 2011). The sugarcane industry has developed rapidly in recent years and is now adapting to a new concept, sustainable development. This has been a welcome change, because in the past, sustainable development was widely viewed as an unachievable ideal rather than a practical basis for production....   [tags: Australian Sugarcane Industry]
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Brief History of Sustainability - A Brief History of "Sustainability" “[M]odern industries still operate according to paradigms that developed when humans had a very different sense of the world” (McDonough and Braungart 26)—when resources were thought to be infinite. In 1972 the UN convened the Conference on the Human Environment where “the global community acknowledged that more exploration was needed of the inter-relationships between the environment and socio-economic issues of poverty and underdevelopment. Thus the concept of sustainable development emerged in the 1980s in response to a growing realization of the need to balance economic and social progress with concern for the environment and the stewardship of natura...   [tags: Environment Economy Sustainable Development]
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Genzyme’s Global Energy Sustainability Program - I. Introduction Genzyme’s global energy sustainability program holistically addresses energy supply, energy demand, employee engagement and greenhouse gas emissions. By simultaneously focusing on these areas, Genzyme will decrease energy cost, ensure energy security, positively impact climate change, and position Genzyme to be a leader on the environment. This holistic strategy is built upon the very strong linkage between energy consumption and GHG emissions at Genzyme. Therefore, the main driver of GHG reductions will be through prevention of energy use and energy efficiency improvements....   [tags: Energy] 1777 words
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Analysis of Two Articles on Leadership of Businesses - The purpose of this review is to summarise, analyse and synthesise two authors’ arguments. Maak and Pless (2009) in Business leaders as citizens of the world. Advancing humanism on a global scale and Thomas (2010) in the Global moral compass for business leaders. This paper reviews complex challenges facing the world and business leaders today. It describes how the worlds pressing problems can be resolved in other to make the environment a more sustainable place. Maak and Pless (2009) claims that it takes a responsible, global and cosmopolitan mindset to improve the values of humanity on a global scale....   [tags: Sustainability Business]
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Drinking Water Sustainability - Introduction The importance of water, in relation to the Earth and its inhabitants, can only be rivaled by the importance of oxygen. Living things depend on water in their habitat. However, the abundance of water is not as important as the usefulness of the water. Much of the Earth is made up of this unique liquid combination of hydrogen and oxygen, but the amount that can be used for human consumption is less than one percent (Boland, 2003). In essence, humans use potable water, water that is suitable for drinking and cooking, to satisfy their basic needs....   [tags: Potable Water Scarcity]
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Engineering: Design an Electrical Power System For Doors - Problem Statement: Design a system that generates usable electrical power from the doors in a specific building on campus. Introduction: For years, society has tried to advance technologies in attempt to help better our environment. Engineers, research teams and scientists have continuously struggled with the issue of providing renewable energy. Although we have seen some advances in this field, there is still much that needs to be done. At Binghamton University, sustainability is a main focus....   [tags: sustainability, revolving doors, batteries]
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The Triple Bottom Line: the People, the Planet, and the Profits - Profit: Organizational Viability Considerations and Recommendations A business is formed primarily to profit its founders and employees. As part of the 3BL, profit is a co-equal consideration with business impacts on the planet and people. However, profit is the only of the three that is essential to the operation of the business; if the business is not making profit, then the next-best-case scenario is that the business is breaking even. That means that the business is stagnant and unable to invest in expansion and development without cutting jobs or reducing product costs....   [tags: sustainability, business impact]
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Rio, Kyoto and Copenhagen UN Conferences - This essay, as mentioned in the title, refers to the 3 major conferences held in the past two decades, organised by the United Nations. The main objective was to reduce emissions, save the environment from further damage, and increase sustainability The first one to be held was the Rio Summit, also known as the United Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED). Following the Stockholm Conference of 1972, the UNCED received a far greater attendance, it received the participation of 172 countries with 108 heads of state, also included numerous non-governmental organisations (NGOs), in the order of 2,400 and 17,000 people in the NGO forum....   [tags: Emissions, Environmental Damage, Sustainability]
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To what Extent does Globalization Contribute to Sustainable Prosperity? - Sustainable prosperity is a very controversial topic. There are a lot of differing opinions about what it is or how it affects us. What is sustainable prosperity. Let’s break it down. Prosperity, it is the idea that all humans needs are met, and they are able to follow a life of happiness. Sustainability, means being able to continue something over generation after generation. We live in a globalizing world today, but to what extent does globalization contribute to sustainable prosperity. Globalization promotes sustainable prosperity, but at the same time it is holding it back....   [tags: prosperity, sustainability, globalization]
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The Weight of the World: Overpoluation on Planet Earth - According to the World census, as of 2012 there are seven billion people on planet Earth. Currently the weight of the population is relatively close to 300 million tons. All seven billion are contributing to an ever evolving world such as: technologically, medically, socially, and economically. Unfortunately having such luxuries at our fingertips it is only natural to take things like electricity and even water for granted, we are not looking at what will happen in the long run as a result of everyone using these things at their own personal leeway....   [tags: natural resources, sustainability]
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Energy and The Environment: The Future of Oil - There are many environmental issues today that present global controversy. The only way for these problems to come to a resolution is for people around the world to learn about the problems and try to figure out the best solution. In today’s society there are multiple ways to get information. Weeding through these sources and finding the correct information is very difficult. A goal for our nation and world is to become environmentally sustainable. To reach this goal there are a lot of things that need to happen....   [tags: sustainability, environmental issues]
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WWOOF: World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms - Introduction The twentieth century brought significant changes to our planet. Humanity increasingly relies on fossil fuels and chemicals to grow what nourishes us: our food. At the same time, the world has become an urbanized place. More than half of the world’s people now live in urban areas (UNFPA, 2007). We have become disconnected from nature and natural processes. However, there is a new awareness of how to live in balance with the earth cropping up across the globe. Sustainability has become a way of life....   [tags: Sustainability, Modern Agriculture]
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The Human Genome Project (HGP) - Has the Human Genome Project created viable mechanisms that enable or disable the sustainability of the human population. The definition of sustainability is “the ability to be upheld or defended” (Oxford South African Pocket Dictionary, 2006, p912.). The sustainability of the human population has been one of the most imperial factors in terms of our existence. From every realm of profession, thinkers all over the world have been looking for ideas that would give us a secure way to definitely increase our longevity....   [tags: sustainability of the human population]
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Environmental Policies and Yemen's Water Crisis - Introduction An environmental policy refers to the commitment of an organization to the laws, regulations, and other policy mechanisms concerning environmental issues and sustainability. These environmental issues can pertain to anything from air and water pollution to deforestation and solid waste management. Today, we live in a world full of developing countries that face environmental issues and degradation every day. Yemen, known to be one of the least developed countries, is facing various environmental issues, as well as social and political challenges while on its way to development and becoming a much more stable country....   [tags: law, regulations, sustainability]
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Canada´s Green University - Since the University of Northern British Columbia has been opened there have been many efforts to create a sustainable facility. There are many aspects of the university that contribute to its sustainability, which include the buildings, as well as on-going projects. The students and faculty, however, do not necessarily take part in maintaining the university’s title as Canada’s Green University. UNBC’s title as Canada’s Green University may also be put into question when compared to other Canadian universities....   [tags: sustainability, environmentalism, UNBC, recycling]
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