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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 - Sustainability is a concept with a diverse array of meanings and definitions – a widely used glamorous, ambiguous, ambivalent and vague concept that is used by different stakeholder groups in various ways. Presumably to avoid noodling over a terminology or to avoid the confrontation with a definition, most widely the concept is broken down a planning process (c.f. e.g. Döring & Muraca, 2010). That is why most common sustainability is understood as sustainable development.1 Sustainable development adapted after the Brundtlandt Report 1987, is a planned, aim- and process oriented procedure that meets the needs of today’s generations without endangering the needs of future generations and wor...   [tags: model, definitions] 2727 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? - During the last three decades, in the literature dozens of different definitions were proposed for sustainability. The most well-adopted definition of sustainability is that of the Brundtland Commission (World Commission on Environment and Development, 1987, p. 8): “development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs.” Ensuring world-w,de food security, understanding the environmental impact of the economic activity and ensuring basic human needs are met with this definition of sustainability....   [tags: existence and flourishing, balance] 548 words
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Recycling for Sustainability - Recycling is a method used to change waste materials into original resources to avoid waste of potentially beneficial resources. Utilization is a key factor of modern waste reduction and it is a substantial feature of the ‘Reduce’, ‘Reuse’, ‘Recycle’ waste hierarchy. Recycling is far more authoritative than most people are inclined to consider. The first rule of eulogy is that everything is connected. Sustainability is the main start of the environmental protection; it is about maintaining health and efficiency of the natural environment as well as the social environment as nature and society are critically interconnected....   [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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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 - “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” ― Nelson Mandela Within our busy lives, how many of us stop to think about how our everyday activities impact the environment. As we are driving into work, do we ask ourselves critical questions about how our everyday behaviors impact the various emerging environmental issues facing our rapidly growing world. Throughout the years, many disturbing events have emerged, highlighting the delicateness of the world’s environment: powerful storms, chemical spills, declining animal populations and many others....   [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 - Have you ever thought to yourself, wondering how your life will be when you’re finally a college graduate. Well I, meaning you from the future, finally became a college graduate from California State University Monterey Bay. It only took me four years to obtain my Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology. However along the way I made a couple important decisions in my life that changed it for the better; remember always wanting to change the way you consumed energy and water because you thought you used more than necessary....   [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 - Sustainability refers to the understanding of the interconnections among economy, society and environment which is applicable to a series of procedures to achieve a distribution of resources and opportunities. At present, many countries are intending to carry out this ideology to enforce a development in the ecology of the world. But nevertheless a great quantity of countries is not interested on applying these methods into their economy, as in the case of Venezuela because it is a country with many resources such as Oil....   [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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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 - Sustainability To evaluate the sustainability of an artefact such as the James Watt’s Micrometer a number of conditions should ideally be observed. As part of the research procedure, our group identified the following conditions: • Component materials • Product limitations and life expectancy • Effects on the environment • Effects on the economy The remainder of this section shall outline our findings Component materials The James Watt’s micrometer is solely made of two metal alloys, namely brass and steel....   [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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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 - Sustainability and Sustainable Business When it comes to defining the meaning of “sustainability”, there are many different perspectives from different people. One may say “sustainability” relates to “going green”, and another may conclude that it refers to reducing negative effects to the environment. These thoughts are not wrong at all, but I personally think “sustainability” in a broader concept since it can relate to many things such as business sustainability, social sustainability, or even human sustainability....   [tags: environment, profit, consumers] 1481 words
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Austrailian Supermarkets: Coles Sustainability - Coles is a large Australian supermarket with many extents of the company. Due to it being such a sizable corporation, the environmental and sustainability problems that come with it can be difficult to manage efficiently. The information that Coles has released demonstrates that they are putting in substantial efforts to try to manage their sustainability and environmental state, but is it as much as they can do. Following is an analysing of Coles’ environmental and sustainability information, which will look into energy, water, waste, products, pollution, transport, education and training, and packaging....   [tags: home deliberies, measures, company]
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Sustainability of Metallic Mining - Introduction Metallic mining is a vital part of today’s civilization, where so many components of our everyday life put high demands on the natural resources. At current demand and consumption rates the sustainability of metallic minerals is unknown. The article “Assessing the long run availability of copper” and its response “On the sustainability of metal supplies” gives insight to matters that we as a society will be facing in the near future. Summary Paper 1 Tilton and Lagos make note that an increase in population at the current demand will inevitably lead to scarcity....   [tags: trends, limitations, scarcity]
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Organisational Change and Sustainability - Background This literature review is part of an assessment for management unit MAN5010. It is also a personal commitment to pursue and familiarise myself with significant challenges faced by management today. The majority of business analysts acknowledged that business is becoming more uncertain as the future becomes more competitive (Furnham, 2000 cited in Senior & Swailes, 2010). In a globalised world, change is almost endless in organisation to be sustainable considering the vast competition brought about by both emerging and developed countries....   [tags: commitment, management] 569 words
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Sustainability and Sustainable Business - sustainability mean to “going green” and reducing environmental impacts. Can firms generate profitability by simply becoming sustainable. I have asked myself these two questions when this course first started and had a hope to find out the answers by myself. Fortunately, things I have gotten from this class are even more than I expected. Now, I know not only the answers of those two questions but also many other interesting related concepts. This may be a great chance for me to interpret what I have studied to future students of this class or anyone who is interested in sustainability topic but does not have much knowledge about it....   [tags: going green, reducing environmental impacts]
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Designing for Social Sustainability - ... (AJ, 2013) Case studies from urban regeneration projects Case Study 1 - Thames Gateway (2008-2011) The first case study selected is the Thames Gateway; which is the UK's largest and most significant site for regeneration, occupying all of 70 kilometres along the iconic River Thames from the City of London to South Essex and Sheerness on the Northern coasts of Kent. There are several keys to the Thames Gateway’s success which particularly includes improving its social sustainability, the eradication of negative perceptions of it as a place and a step change in the quality of life....   [tags: sustainable development, physical & social design]
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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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The Term Sustainability in The Brundtland Report in 1987 - ... Sustainability still remains. The requirement here is that all three pillars be sustainable to permit complete integration. While sustainability is designed to integrate the three pillars (environmental, social and economic) it has often been partitioned as an environmental problem with focus on eco-efficiency and carbon reduction (Dyllick and Hockerts 2002). Despite the multi-disciplined approach required for true sustainability, the belief that economic growth is a sole solution to multiple problems is a controlling idea (****)....   [tags: united nations, overpopulation, climate change] 648 words
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