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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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The Concepts of Sustainability - ... But the question remains: How to deal with the other dimensions of sustainability. And where to locate culture. During ongoing mutual exchange of research information and experiecens, we came up with a first model of our project-internal aim of sustainability. Within our project, we have three sub-projects – biology, hydrology and anthropology – that jointly aim to reach sustainable pasture use (cf. Figure 1). This closely resembles a project internal sustainability-model with culture (local identity, needs and knowledge i.e.) influencing all components of our project....   [tags: model, definitions] 2727 words
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Sustainability Is Not Green - ... But are all LEED certified buildings environmentally friendly. According to The New York Times’ report “some buildings not living up to the green label,” only 47 percent of all LEED certified building in year 2006 qualify for Energy Star label. LEED certified buildings would often build up points in areas like native landscaping and public shower rather than structural energy saving features. Is the LEED certification reliable or did designers and owners discovered new ways around the rating system....   [tags: environmental concerns and preservation] 1517 words
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What is sustainability? - ... We need the chance for the future generations to thrive with the same resources as we do now, whether they are social, economic or environmental. Realistically for something to be sustainable it must be able to continue forever. One breakthrough definition of sustainability came about in 1987 and reads: "Development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs." (,. (2009). What is sustainable development?. Available: http://www.worldbank.org/depweb/english/sd.html....   [tags: environment, food, water supply] 1462 words
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Health and Sustainability - In an era when the resources for health promotion are limited and the expectations as to what can be achieved are high, sustainability has become a familiar catch-cry (Swerissen & Crisp. 2014.) Health and sustainability are parallel challenges (Cunningham et al. 2010) as the economic, social and environmental characteristics of a sustainable society are the same as those of a healthy society (Griffiths 2006.). The precise definition of sustainability is still subject to debate. It has no single or universally accepted definition....   [tags: Health Promotion, Economy, Society, Environment]
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Companies and Sustainability - ... (Our Company,BHP Billiton, 2014). There must be accountability and disclosure of the activities that are being undertaken and the way they are spending in order to explore corporate responsibility. While BHP Billiton being a participant to a number of voluntary agreements on human rights and implementing policy on human rights, as explained within its Sustainability Framework, the company did not report on human rights risk assessments or disclosure on “material risk” during 2009-2010. Then BHP Billiton realised it is not easy to meet the challenges genuinely where different people has different views....   [tags: environment, BHP Billiton] 787 words
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What is Sustainability? - ... Starik and Rands (1995, p.909) define sustainability as ‘the ability of one or more entities, either individually or collectively, to exist and flourish (either unchanged or in evolved terms) for lengthy timeframes, in such a manner that the existence and flourishing of other collectivities of entities is permitted at related levels and in related systems’. Shrivastava (1995a, p. 955) define sustainability as “the potential for reducing long-term risks associated with resource depletion, fluctuations in energy costs, product liabilities, and pollution and waste management.” According to Carter et.al (2008, pp.364-365) organizational sustainability, consists of three components: the natur...   [tags: existence and flourishing, balance] 548 words
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Recycling for Sustainability - ... Toxic waste or pollution is ‘negative energy’. We are all dependant on fossil fuel energy in today’s universal economy, such as coal and natural gas. Fossil fuel will peak and decline if we reduce our energy use. Training energy wastes into energy resources through recycling will help our future energy; this enhances long run sustainability. Marketers focus on increasing selling to more people, more often. Research consumer attitudes to everything from packaging design and pricing to the position of products on shelves to do it....   [tags: utilization, modern waste reduction] 941 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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The Importance of Sustainability in a Company - ... The third and more advanced stage is called “Completing social, economic, and environmental integration”. Here the company’s activities and products are completely integrated with the sustainability aspects and they recognize that economic growth must be environmentally and socially sustainable. By following these principles, the company achieves higher levels of employee efficiency and loyalty as well as improved products and services and the admiration of customers. In this case, the main driving forces are the company mission and customers’ pressure....   [tags: mission statement, audits, economics] 1901 words
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Ethics and Values in Business Sustainability - ... Employees also motivated through how the business conducts themselves internally. The internal ethical issues of the business show how important ethics and values are to promoting or tarnishing sustainability. Internal ethical issues are the code of conduct of the business which is the guideline to employees on how to act ethically in the workplace. It helps the business to promote honest and ethical conduct within the organization itself, when handling the organisations property and limiting fraudulent or criminal behaviour....   [tags: business management and culture] 804 words
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Sustainability of the Intersection in Ontario, Canada - ... A large number of vehicles, both trucks and cars, use the intersection at the same time (Kockelman and Shabih 17). This has led to loss of fuel, energy and time when vehicles, especially trucks, wait for their chance to clear the intersection. This is because drivers have to keep their vehicle engines on unnecessarily at the intersection. In addition, this challenge has led to increased travel costs due to reduced accessibility of vehicles to their destinations in time. The vehicular delays are even high during peak hours in this intersection....   [tags: design, traddic, populationsafe]
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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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The Need for Education on Environmental Sustainability - ... Nonetheless, we must look at the social and culture conditions that tend to steer humans to detrimental behaviors. Affluence leads to the need of high numbers of materialistic items, such as the latest technology, cars, and bigger homes. Technology could be either positive, production of medicine, to negative, uncontrolled technology, the unlimited amounts of gadgets produced yearly. Institutions aim to improve the quality of life, but drive the idea of growth through the production of more products....   [tags: policy, culture, behavior] 1402 words
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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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Sustainability: It's Better for the Future - ... One of the circles concept has to be socially desirable, part of being sustainable is making sure the people in society are happy. For example, you must make sure that not only are the consumer goods pleasing to society, but that all the people involved with the goods and services are treated fairly. Another circles concept is that it has to be ecologically viable as well; being ecologically viable has to make sure that the environmental systems are and will remain healthy over time. When a real estate company decides to build a new apartment complex; they first check if the environment of the location site is healthy then they will take steps to ensure that it will remain well in the fu...   [tags: statement of purpose after college] 1143 words
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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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A Need for Focus on Sustainability - Sustainability, one issue that design world has to focus on “Fancy cutting down those beautiful trees we saw this afternoon to make pulp for those bloody newspapers and calling it civilization.”– Winston Churchill. (Definition) The economy and technology of late decades has grown with leaps and bounds. Mobile phone, Internet reduce the space and time between human beings. The globe is getting smaller, the way of people thinking is changing which means the whole society is experiencing a profound evolution....   [tags: design, environment, profits] 1981 words
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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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The European Union and Environmental Sustainability - ... They include the maintenance of soil fertility, the provision of clean water, carbon storage and climate change mitigation.” SOILSERVICE. (2013). With the interests of the agricultural industry, fertiliser industry and the environment all represented, significant scope has been found. From this, manufacturers can campaign for a change in legislation. By successfully doing so, and enabling the improvement of soil nutrient levels, we will be able to exploit our resources with minimal loss and maximum productivity....   [tags: effects of climate change on produce production]
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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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Sustainability: For Our Dear Future - ... Have you ever seen or heard a green building before. Chances are you have and just had no clue what it really does or how beneficial may be. “Green buildings are structurally built using a process that is environmentally responsible and resource-efficient during a building’s life-cycle” (EPA). The expansion and improvements of our communities have a large impact on our environment. The development, blueprint, construction, and operation of the buildings in which civilians live and work depend on the expense of many of our natural resources....   [tags: hurting our planet, environmental issues]
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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 and Issues in Indonesia - ... Tenure and land, natural resources management issues have been occurring ever since President Soeharto passed the three set of law about: forestry, regional government and foreign investment. Not only local people, but also the indigenous tribe and customary communities that suffered land-grabbing problem from private companies that wants to seize the land's natural resources. As of now, although now the Orang Rimba Tribe, nomadic indigenous tribe that live in the forest, still struggling for livelihood, but at the very least they have living space secured by the government establishment of the national park....   [tags: resources, poor, wealth, exploitation] 631 words
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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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The Power of Sustainability in Countries - ... This also led to a dependency on oil as the primary income of Venezuela’s economy. The oil industry in the world began to have a great boom in other countries especially in the Middle East too and the burden fee of imports in United States of America made an aftereffect that was a decline on the price of oil which affected the country enormously in the 1950’s. It is within this occurrence that the world’s main oil exporting countries, mostly due to the insurgency of the Venezuelan government to withstand with this problem that the decision was clear in founding an Organization for Exporting Countries with Middle Eastern countries....   [tags: development, ecology, resources, oil, power] 1033 words
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Business: Sustainability and The Traditional Theory - ... Also, an enterprise would contribute to the society and environment by producing and developing new ideas everyday of how to save the planet. The traditional economists believe an enterprise to be a money sucking institution; rather they must understand it as an institution that does the following: a. Improves the lives of the people by producing goods and by rendering the services. b. They improve the quality of life that is lived by the citizens by giving them jobs and by allowing them to use their ideas to make new inventions each and every day, so that the lives of the other people can me made better....   [tags: decision, customers, partners, shareholders] 1261 words
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Sustainability and Quality of Precast Concrete - ... This helps minimize the negative impact to the construction site while maximizing quality. Precast concrete does not require onsite storage or staging, and is delivered to the project as needed. It is typically erected with a crane and a relatively small crew, which allows for construction within a tight perimeter of a project. This can greatly decrease the footprint of a project site, and help minimize disruption to the surrounding areas. Precast concrete arrives to the project ready for installation, and typically does not require additional cutting or modification, thereby reducing dust and waste....   [tags: civil engineering] 804 words
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Sustainability Demensions for Business - ... Companies are taking effective initiatives for making sustainability as part of their business system but are facing failures. These failures are due to three major deficiencies which are as follows: - Corporate approach is not customer centric. - Companies do not recognize threat from rising global over-consumption. - The companies approach is holistically in terms of only one dimension of sustainability that is environmental, and the companies forget to take into account the other two facets of sustainability social and economical....   [tags: environment, social, economic, customer] 607 words
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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 at EastLink Engineering Project - ... Such faults can include a poor design of the road bank for turns over the tollway, and this presents a significant safety issue to the many vehicles that would traverse the road every day. Road bank often involves slanting the road, which causes vehicles that turn upon said angle to provide a greater force when in contact of the road, thereby increasing the force required to cause the vehicle to lose traction. Poor road banking poses a significant issue as in roads such as that of EastLink speeds of 100km/hr are expected and a bank deficiency can be fatal....   [tags: tollway, environmental issues] 646 words
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James Watt's Micrometer for Sustainability - ... Other materials available at the time, such as tin and iron would have probably not been favourable due to the fact they are either hard to accurately shape or just do not possess the strength properties of the chosen materials. It should also be noted, that brass and steel have great recycling benefits. Understandably, this may not have been a deciding factor for choice of materials during the industrial revolution. None the less both alloys can be heated to the point they can be returned to a molten state and reformed into raw construction billets ready for future use....   [tags: pillars of sustainable development] 539 words
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Population Increase and Sustainability Issues - ... Residents of Phoenix and its suburbs are stakeholders because public health is at risk due to the increase in air pollution that traffic congestion brings (Cox, 2000). The automotive industry as well as the oil industry would be two more stakeholder groups involved in this wicked problem as these industries play an economic role. Traffic congestion to each of these groups has very different meanings, making the problem definition vague in its scope. Characteristic 2: Undefined Solution For traffic congestion there is no one definite solution....   [tags: phoenix, urban spawl, traffic] 906 words
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Safe Work Practices and Sustainability - ... 5. Reproduce the table below and use it to list at least three methods of conservation for each of the two categories. Minimising paper wastage Minimising energy use Using both sides Solar power Email Switch off office equipment when not in use (or standby mode) Recycle or buy recycled paper New equipment with a higher energy efficiency PART 2 - design and storage of documents When creating documents it is necessary to clarify all requirements with the appropriate personnel. It is also important to know and follow organisational requirements....   [tags: design and storage of documents] 832 words
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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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Sustainability and Sustainable Business - ... In “Sustainable development...” by Griggs (2013), sustainable business refers to the “triple bottom line (TBL) – people, planet, and profit”. This helps me perceive that high monetary gain is not enough to define a business success, but impact and externalities that business’s activities have on the whole society and environment are also important. A company should provide benefits, in term of morale, to its employees and the broader communities in which it works. This helps the firm to increase employees’ satisfaction and encourage them to work productively because people want to work for good aims in order to have better motivation....   [tags: environment, profit, consumers] 1481 words
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Austrailian Supermarkets: Coles Sustainability - ... They also fitted anti-condensation mechanisms in glass door freezers to stop the refrigeration units from freezing up in the change in temperature when a door is accessed, so that the devices are always functioning efficiently. In the area of lighting, lights were hooked up to an automated lighting control system to reduce light used by stores out of trading hours. To complement their efforts, even with the opening of new stores, their carbon emissions in 2012 dropped by 5%. In 2013 the drop continued, reducing 0.2 Petajoules of energy use between 2012 and 2013 according to Appendix 1....   [tags: home deliberies, measures, company]
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