Due to this problem, many people do not have a full understanding of the concept of sustainability. According to Alshuwaikat and Abubakar (2007), “a sustainable university campus should be a healthy campus environment, with a prosperous economy through energy and resource conservation, waste reduction and an efficient environmental management, and promotes equity and social justice in its affairs and export these values at community, national and global levels”(p. 1778). Thomas (2004) also made several researches and found that sustainability contains several meaning to it, mainly, sustainability is the need to accept the probability of survival of our species, an attitude of care or stewardship and the practical competence required to act on the basis of knowledge and feeling. Thomas also discovers that sustainability is too abstract and lacks scientific basis. Like many concepts, sustainability is unclear and lacks clear learning outcomes (Stewart, 2010).
Issue 8 Can Technology Deliver Global Sustainability? As our culture develops, we gradually realize that we have to find a sustainable way of living so that we can protect our race as well as all other races on the planet. Industrialized countries and some developing countries are continuously researching new technology in order to be more environmentally friendly. The issue 8 features the question “Can Technology Deliver Global Sustainability?” The question is a good, controversial question, however, it is too broad to be discussed with one or two articles; the question can be approached from aspects such as environmental, social, economic, etc. Both articles chosen talk about only one fraction of the topic, therefore they cannot answer the question as a whole.
Policies that are centered on the needs and wishes of global capital rather than on a region’s residents will leave household and community efforts as worthless gestures that only provide temporary relief from poverty. Alternative development cannot stop at the household level, but should instead... ... middle of paper ... ...is plan provides an excellent example of a program that utilized environmental education and original projects to encourage community based environmental ethics. We are currently at a turning point in time. What the world does today will ultimately determine what the future has in store. We can commit ourselves to continuously working to develop sustainability in every aspect of life, or we can continue to degrade the precious environment like we have been for so many decades.
This phrase is just one of many ways that societies are doing their part in reducing admissions. Most of the world has adopted the green ideology, but there are still plenty of people who believe that these actions are not warranted. Richard Lindzen, a professor of meteorology at MIT, believes that there is no need to rush into action (18). Lindzen believes that “Wasting resources on symbolically fighting ever present climate change is no substitute for prudence” (19). I agree that wasting resources is an unproductive use of energy; however, I also believe that there are things we can do to help that require little or no energy use.
Specifically, the goal of civic education in the college and university setting has all but nearly disappeared, and that has caused people to rethink the value of public funding of colleges and universities. However people may feel, there is no doubt that the value universities create in the areas of scientific research and innovation is unmatched by any other institution. This obligation to provide significant value to the public as a whole has not diminished over the history of public higher education, but instead
When discussing measuring for effectiveness of the IT plan at UC Berkeley, Mr. Jack McCredie explains, “It is much more of a description of an end state that we are working for. We are more goal oriented, not number oriented, in our process. One UC Berkeley goal was to wire the campus, not count the number of nodes that are actually installed. Our board doesn’t seem to require particular dashboard numbers that say we are 38 percent of the way to accomplishing our goal.” Both of the universities do not put enough thought into establishing proper measures of effectiveness into their plans.
Enviros hope Wal-Mart will have the same game-changing effect on mainstreaming environmental strategies that it has had on reducing prices. "Wal-Mart's new commitments to increase efficiency and reduce pollution and waste are important first steps for a company that has such a profound impact on our environment," Sierra Club Executive Director Carl Pope said in a public statement. "More companies should take these positive steps toward safer and healthier communities." Amanda Griscom Little recently spoke with Scott about his vision for "democratizing sustainability" and listened to his pitch about how green strategies will help fatten Wal-Mart's bottom line. question Six months ago you outlined long-term goals to make Wal-Mart a company supplied by 100 percent renewable energy, creating zero waste, and selling products that sustain our resources and environment.
As a Polytechnic school, Baker states that the university already concerns itself with sustainable issues. In a polytechnic university, it is important for the faculty to present knowledge that is applicable to improving society. Cal Poly as a polytechnic university already instructs in the areas of technical arts or applied sciences. In fact, Cal Poly’s educational motto is “Learn by Doing.” This definition supports Baker’s idea that Cal Poly is the best place to practice “sustainability.” For example, Baker says that Cal Poly offers many majors a... ... middle of paper ... ...sustainability, these individuals ultimately support his central claim and give Baker’s speech more credibility. When I read Baker’s speech, it was hard for me to understand the nature of his appeal.
Costa Rica believes education is regarded as one of the important component because it teaches the responsibility to conserve the environment. One of the most common and effective ways of producing environmental education, is usually taught by experienced and local tour guides (Bernardo, 2012). It is important that they are knowledgeable and well-trained, as they will be the ones to spread the awareness and understanding of conservation issues to have a positive impact on environments. However, with that being said, one of the problems with this current measure is the lack of experienced and knowledgeable trail guides (Bernardo, 2012). Therefore, Costa Rica’s university and high-school ecotourism are trying to pass down the knowledge to future generations and hoping to produce more trail guides.
If we demolish the natural environment continually, the global economy will slump in the future. Therefore, participa... ... middle of paper ... ...roup might be more effective in the future if they hire more people to work with them specially professionals. We hope to see organizations like this in our countries because they are useful for the environment and for the citizens. Now both of us are excited to start this project in our home countries. We will try to create a You Tube channel to educate people about the environment that they live in we will try to teach them how the environment is important for every creature in this planet.