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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 - ... Fast food forms a huge part of the globalization of trade, bringing with it not only specific operating and production processes but also an identity and way of life that demands fast service, fast living and instant gratification. The inconveniences of fast food are only felt later, through health issues, because fast food is usually high in fats and sugars and the industry also influences family values and interactions. KFC AND McDONALDS: It was due to globalization two of the major fast food multinational company emerged to make global impact in the food industry....   [tags: fast food , clean technology, sustainability]
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Green Innovation in Tourism for Economic Sustainability - ... The fact that they can be recycled and used over and over again demonstrates their durability. At the moment, the tourism sector has been accused of excessively using non durable products, a situation that has to change via the adoption of green products. Through this transformation, the tourism sector will benefit greatly from adopting green innovations since they will last longer, saving the sector generous amounts of expenditure. This will enhance the sector’s economic long term sustainability....   [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 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 - ... People in food crisis have to choose from what they have in their hands but other people can choose variety of food. Hence in developed countries, people are suffering with obesity but in other parts of the world, people are dying in hunger and malnutrition. Second problem is that the food quality is not as good as it was before. The developed farming methods and technologies indeed brought rapid production of food. However, this rapid production lowered the quality of the food because the production is just too fast....   [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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Role of Industrial Designers in Sustainability - ... He confirmed that the lighter and more flexible the footwear the more it mimic barefoot running which ideally maximises the speed of the runner. It was from taking a step back and researching into components that enhance the performance of athletes, were they able to creatively craft this unique idea. The knit pattern also allows user to easily distinguish this collection amongst competitor brands and as there is nothing designed similar in the footwear market, the curiosity that stems from the shoes in turn creates publicity for Nike....   [tags: Sutainable Design]
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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 - ... 2. Main Body Paragraph – Climate Change: This paragraph shall talk about climate change and its effects, giving an example of effects that may be caused due to climate change, for example sea levels rise. Next link it to the next few paragraphs by talking about different strategies used by the United Nations Environment Programme. 3. Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (body paragraph): This paragraph will talk about reducing emissions from deforestation and degradation, giving examples of countries where this has been done, and some of the solution’s benefits, even those that have occurred to the mentioned countries....   [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 - ... Waste can also be reduced by providing entrée dining instead of buffets, offering pitchers of filtered water instead of bottled water, and controlling portion sizes. Additionally, serving menu options a la carte might help the waste reduction initiative. The Slanted Door, of San Francisco offers modern Vietnamese cuisine with an eco friendly twist. Not only are the meats and produce used at the Slanted Door organic but they have implemented a great recycle program. As food is prepped and prepared in the back of the house, large bins are established to sort out compost, recycling, and trash (Kay, 2009)....   [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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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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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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Social Responsibility and Sustainability in The Green Path by - ... The number of atmospheric and water issues almost pales in comparison to the number of land issues. Deforestation has wiped out many of the world’s largest forests and jungles in order to harvest the pulp from trees for paper products and also clear land for the construction and expansion of urban areas. Once it begins, urban sprawl occurs almost indefinitely and in all directions. The habitat destruction that results from urban expansion causes a great deal of damage to biodiversity, both regionally and worldwide....   [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 - ... In 1970 Greenpeace was formed. We were alerted at this time by our first real energy crisis that showed us we couldn’t rely on fossil fuels for our existence. The Hippie Movement was concerned with self sufficiency and alternative technology and started to question conventional design as being harmful to the planet. VICTOR PAPANEK In 1972 Victor Papanek an architect and designer who had worked with Frank Lloyd Wright started to criticise the design profession for creating products that were wasteful to 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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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 - ... Australian cane sugar has to compete with not only cane growers from other tropical and sub-tropical regions, but also with sugar beet production from temperate zones (Table 1 lists the 10 top sugarcane-producing nations). Sugar beet production in 2011 was 278,000,000 metric tonnes, about 20% of total world sugar production (“Sugar beet production in tonnes as at 2011”, 2011). Table 1. ​Top 10 sugarcane-producing nations as at 2011, (2011) Sourced from: ​​​ ​(http://faostat.fao.org/site/567/DesktopDefault.aspx?PageID=567#ancor)....   [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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The Sustainability Revolution of the Twenty-First Century - The Sustainability Revolution of the Twenty-First Century The direction the world is heading now is unsustainable. We have explored the many facets of this unsustainability throughout our seminar. It is real. And the essence of unsustainability, of course, is that we can not keep it up. There will be change, and as a society, we cannot live in denial of this fact. We must hurry up and figure out how to take control of this change before the change happens to us. What would happen if we let our society continue on its current path without rethinking our values....   [tags: Politics Political Essays] 1702 words
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Is Ecotourism a Viable Tool Toward Sustainability? - The debate over ecotourism's success as a tool for conservation and development in the developing world is aggravated by the dispute over what exactly ecotourism is. The International Ecotourism Society offers a succinct and often cited definition: “responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and improves the well-being of local people” (TIES). Ecotourism is often tied to the concept of sustainable development. “Sustainable tourism development meets the needs of present tourists and host regions while protecting and enhancing opportunities for the future” (WTOa)....   [tags: essays research papers] 1472 words
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Hydro and Biomass Energy: China’s Future Energy Sustainability - Introduction It is the imperative of each country to supply its own citizens with water, food, energy, and good infrastructure. If a country wants to improve its own economic and political situations in the world, it should, first of all, advance the citizen’s level of living, because the main value of any country is the countries’ civilians. Therefore, one of the majority factors which could enhance life expectancy, wealth, and medical services, by the fact itself improves industrial and economic situations of a country is energy sustainability....   [tags: Energy]
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PepsiCo - Perfomance with Purpose - PepsiCo is one of the world’s leading food and beverage companies with products being sold in over two hundred countries and territories around the world. PepsiCo began in 1965 when Pepsi-Cola merged with Frito-Lay and now distributes twenty-two brands of products that include Pepsi, Lays, Tropicana and Quaker. This paper will provide information about PepsiCo’s dedication to environmental, human and talent sustainability while increasing revenue by reducing essential production costs such as water use and packaging materials....   [tags: Environmentally Friendly, Sustainability]
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Engineering: Design an Electrical Power System For Doors - ... According to the study, when 23.3% of the people used a revolving door, the annual energy consumption was calculated to be 100000 kWh and to when 50% of the people used a revolving door, the annual energy consumption changed to 60000 kWh. That is a change of 40,000 kWh by just persuading people to use revolving doors (Cullum, Lee, Sukkasi & Wesolowski, 2006, p.26). There are key things to be learned from this survey. First, revolving doors can save a lot of money because they stop air leakage....   [tags: sustainability, revolving doors, batteries]
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The Triple Bottom Line: the People, the Planet, and the Profits - ... Many paper companies plant twice as many trees as they harvest for pulp, and in this way the company maintains a balance with the environment that makes a positive impact. Companies that only draw resources from the planet without making efforts to improve it are seen as sources of loss for the planet, and their unsustainable practices make them less competitive in the marketplace. Although BBA Financial isn’t involved in heavy industry, the company is involved in sustaining demand for natural resources and it must take action to ensure that the profits it receives from the environment do not outweigh the positive impact it has on the environment....   [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? - ... Car fumes affect the environment in more ways then you would think. The obvious one is that the harmful gases produced by a running car destroy our ozone layer and contribute to global warming. Also the gases and particulate matters from vehicles can get into soil and water systems. Therefore, affecting the animals that live in or feed of the land. Also, nitrogen oxides and sulphur oxides are major components in acid rain. Overall the amount of pollution and the ways that we are ruining our environment prevents sustainable prosperity....   [tags: prosperity, sustainability, globalization]
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Energy and The Environment: The Future of Oil - ... The third section, Strategies, searches for possible solutions to the problem. One solution involves environmental economics and trying to figure out certain policies that could help to solve the pollution problem. Proposed environmental policies could include cap and trade or taxes on emissions, both of which would slow down the rise of CO2 emissions. There are many possible ways to solve environmental problems that the world faces. There are different modes of learning that can help to resolve the issues in different ways....   [tags: sustainability, environmental issues]
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How do Solar Panels Work - ... Fig. 1.2 – how PV cells work Wind turbines, the reason for having a wind turbine is because the UK is the windiest country in Europe and the wind mostly blows in winter when sunshine is limited. So in winter the electricity can be produced by wind turbine. Wind turbine harnesses the power of the wind and uses it to generate electricity, depending on the area for a wind turbine to work at its maximum capacity the area site has to be clear from any obstructions like trees and buildings, with high average wind speeds....   [tags: sustainability centre, future generation]
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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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Sustainability at Drexel - When it comes down to it, rethinking how to construct buildings can have huge effects on the environment. According to buildinggreen.com, the four main factors that can have a positive effect on the environment when first constructing a building are design, siting and land use, materials, and equipment. These are things that can be altered to tailor this idea of having greener buildings. From design to completion, many things can be done to make buildings more sustainable. Many of these processes are ignored possibly because of cost or complexity of the project....   [tags: Conservation ]
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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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The Extent to Which the Principle of Sustainability Guides Land Use Policy Development - The Extent to Which the Principle of Sustainability Guides Land Use Policy Development The idea of developing in such a way that the present can meet their needs without future generations needs being compromised is not a new one. It has been practiced and continues to be practiced by many groups of people across the world. For example, this principle is embedded in Aboriginal beliefs that they come from the land, and must return to the land and so must be custodians to the land....   [tags: Papers] 1258 words
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Research Methods for the Behavioral Sciences - Topic: Research Methods for the Behavioral Sciences Research papers chosen The impact of corporate sustainability on organizational processes and performance, by Robert G. Eccles, Ioannis Ioannou and George Serafeim and The strength of corporate culture and the reliability of firm performance by Jesper B. Sorensen Question 1 A research hypothesis is an assumption made by the researcher before undertaking the actual research and forms part of the expected outputs and research results. The null hypothesis is a negative expectation that nothing is actually going on and is assumed true until proven otherwise....   [tags: null hypothesis, sustainability, Eccles, Sorensen]
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Oil & Plastics and Sustainability - ... Biodegradable plastics are created from materials that are fully biodegradable. This means that they can break down much faster and recycling them takes less energy. They can be reused more efficiently, which gives them a clear advantage. Biodegradable plastics are made from biomass, which is a utterly renewable resource. Biomass includes trees, plants, grass, and all organic materials that decompose. This may even include animal fats, meats, and other tissues. Biodegradable plastics take much less time to break down after being used, if they haven’t been recycled, of course....   [tags: biodegradable plastic,PVC,fractional distillation]
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Environmental Sustainability - Development is brought upon an area when humans desire something new, in hopes of creating a better community. People seldom take the time to stop and really think about the impact that development has on the environment is and the effect it has on life itself. What developers tend to focus on is building new parking lots and four story car garages so they can park their cars closer to their destination, as the inconvenience of a long walk seems too much to bear. As more areas are developed, nature’s balance is disrupted, causing destruction of the natural habitat of animals, along with the trees, grasses, and swampland....   [tags: Development, Community, Environment]
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Change Management - This assignment will discuss the response of the Canadian business market to the force of sustainability. Sustainability includes both sustainable development and corporate sustainability. When sustainable development and corporate sustainability are valued in a company, it aligns the views of various stakeholders, which can lead to financial success. In the past, sustainability was not valued, mainly because of a lack of knowledge and an aversion to the costs of sustainability reporting. However, with increased consumer awareness and the promotion of environmental and social value, more companies are moving towards a state of sustainability....   [tags: Sustainable Development, Corporate Sustainability] 1973 words
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Knowledge for Sustainability in Greater Caucasus Villages - ... Agricultural extension services and counseling on new methods and techniques of animal husbandry are not available for the villagers. According to the villagers interviewed, no development organization or agricultural extension service have been active in the village (2007). Knowledge about informational and training opportunities outside the village is limited and the various opportunities not perceived as viable options. Although courses and trainings in the agricultural field can be absolved at several institutions in Azerbaijan, for a variety of reasons they do not appear feasible for the villagers....   [tags: shahdag region, caucasus mountains,arzerbaijan]
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Human Population Sustainability and Environmental Disasters - ... This city was a hub producer for a variety of different metals which include lead and zinc. The company in charge was able to do whatever they pleased for almost a hundred years. In that time lead contamination from the mining seeped into the soil and the water supply. When the contaminated water from the mine spread into the local creek and water supplies there were also an increased amount of sinkholes. The Environmental Protection Agency decided to start buying out homes and began the process of slowly evacuating the city....   [tags: technology, stone age, love canal]
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