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The Building Gap and Bad Habits by Paul Morrell
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Paul Morrell, OBE explores a range of challenges facing the built environment professions and the need for adaptability at a time of marked institutional, technological and social evolution.

Paul will argue that the built environment professions need to break the habits of a lifetime and collaborate on reforms in sector structure, education, policy and accountability to improve efficiency as well as the offer to clients and society.
Many of our institutions, including most of the built environment professions, were constituted in Victorian times, and those founded since then have followed the same principles.

Todays world is, however, very different with changes in business practice, the impact of information technology, the blurring of lines between the professions and ;trade, and an educated and discriminating public increasingly questioning the trust that can be placed in all institutions - and, too often, with good cause.

Paul Morrell, chair of the Edge Commission on Collaboration for Change in the built environment professions asks whether institutions can find something in their past that can be updated to differentiate them in a way that is relevant and valuable in the future.

We are demanding more and more from our buildings. The built environment will be relied upon to support better health for residents and occupiers, as well as being a key element of transitioning to a low carbon economy. However, there is a performance gap and an aspiration gap between what buildings promise to deliver, and the health, well-being and environmental footprint evident after they open their doors. There is a systematic failure of the professions to account for this gap.

EarthSayer Paul Morrell
Date unknown Format Speech
Length unknown Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection Architecture and Green Building More Details
On Sustainability by Ilarion Merculieff (Aleut)
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Ilarion challenges us to live sustainability and in the context of everything you do.

Ruth Ann Barrett of EarthSayers.tv joins with Ilarion Merculieff (Aleut) of the Global Center for Indigenous Leadership and Lifeways to seek funding for the development of WisdomKeepers.tv, a Web-based search engine or gateway to curated video content advancing the Indigenous voices of sustainability as well as those of our citizens, from all walks of life, who address environmental, social, cultural and economic issues as part of their work on behalf of Mother Earth, her children, and the next seven generations to come. This video is an excerpt from a taping by Tom Hopkins of SustainableTV at the EarthDay 2012 event sponsored by the Earth and Spirit Council of Portland, Oregon. Ilarion challenges us to live sustainability.

EarthSayer Ilarion Merculieff
Date unknown Format Panel
Length unknown Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection Wisdom Keepers More Details
Maintaining Biocultural Diversity by Ken Wilson
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Dr. Ken Wilson, Executive Director of The Christensen Fund, describes the private foundation's focus on biocultural diversity.

Since 2004, the Christensen Fund mission has integrated our concerns with the arts, biodiversity and education as follows:The Christensen Fund believes in the power of biological and cultural diversity to sustain and enrich a world faced with great change and uncertainty. We focus on the biocultural; the rich but neglected adaptive interweave of people and place, culture and ecology. Our mission is to buttress the efforts of people and institutions who believe in a biodiverse world infused with artistic expression and work to secure ways of life and landscapes that are beautiful, bountiful and resilient. Uploaded on Oct 11, 2011.
EarthSayer Dr. Ken Wilson
Date unknown Format Interview
Length unknown Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection Wisdom Keepers More Details
Use of the Term Sustainability by Ilarion (Larry) Merculieff
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Excerpt of an interview with Larry Merculieff (Aleut) from the Native Perspectives on Sustainability project (www.nativeperspectives.net). Merculieff critiques the use and meaning of the term "sustainability," and he speaks to the potential for human beings to draw upon our inherent intelligence to live in alignment with all of creation. Also included in the series, Native Perspectives on Sustainability, produced by David Hall of Portland State University. 

EarthSayer Ilarion Merculieff
Date unknown Format Interview
Length unknown Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection Ilarion Merculieff More Details
UN Says 2015 Will be The Year of Sustainability via 3BL Minute
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2015 is a landmark year for the United Nations. It’s the 70th year since its founding in 1945, after the most destructive war in history. Without its efforts over the last seven decades, today’s world would be worse off in terms of social justice, human rights, and peace, no matter how qualified those ideals may seem to be currently. But, says UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, the year also looks to be significant in another area: sustainability.

Three high-level, international meetings in the coming year will provide opportunities to map a more sustainable future, says Ban. The first will be the International Conference on Financing for Development in Addis Ababa in July, followed by the special Summit at UN Headquarters in September, where world leaders will create a new development agenda, including a set of sustainable development goals that will provide a blueprint for action to 2030. Then, in December, the year ends at the UN Climate Conference in Paris, where the plan is to adopt a universal and meaningful climate agreement. Says Ban, “In 2015 we have the opportunity to move humankind towards the future we want. We must meet this test and usher in a new era of sustainability, for all.” Published on Feb 6, 2015 by 3BL Media, report by John Howell, 
EarthSayer Ban Ki-Moon,
Date unknown Format News
Length unknown Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) More Details
Making the Business Case for Water Stewardship by Ecolab's Christophe Beck
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Ecolab's Christophe Beck at 2014 World Water Summit published on March 26, 2015 by 3BL Media.

On November 6, 2014, Ecolab joined an esteemed group of world leaders at The Economist's 2014 World Water Summit in London. At the event, Christophe Beck, executive vice president and president for international regions at Ecolab, spoke about how to make the business case for water stewardship.

Water scarcity is a major challenge for communities around the world. For businesses, it is increasingly a constraint to growth. Insufficient access to clean water can significantly disrupt operations, increase costs and curtail growth. Failure to manage water-related risks can result in reduced revenues, higher operating costs, and lower investor confidence that can restrict access to capital, or result in higher financing rates or higher insurance premiums. It can also have significant implications on local communities. Published on Mar 26, 2015 by 3BL Media

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Global Water Summit 2015, April 27-28 in Athens, Greece.

Categories are Water Supply and Stewardship.

EarthSayer Christophe Beck
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Length unknown Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection One Water More Details
Darren Walker, President, Ford Foundation
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BSR Conference 2014: Darren Walker, President, Ford Foundation talks about the "burning patience" and his personal narrative and path to the Ford Foundation.  Published on Nov 11, 2014

EarthSayer Darren Walker
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Length unknown Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection BSR Conferences More Details
Sustainability Reporting with Marjella Alma
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Interview with Marjella Alma, CEO, eRevalue | GRI

Big challenge is breaking though silos and moving to a collaborative economy.

GRI’s Reporting 2025 is designed to promote an international discussion about the purpose of sustainability reporting and disclosures looking ahead to 2025. Watch this interview with Marjella Alma, CEO, eRevalue. Published on Mar 18, 2015

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EarthSayer Marjella Alma
Date unknown Format Interview
Length unknown Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection 3BL Media Series on CSR More Details
Effects of Land Use Change on Bee Communities
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Deepa Senapathi talks about a study investigating the impact of over 80 years of land-cover change on insect pollinator communities in Britain and explains how results show expansion of single habitat types, such as arable land, may be detrimental for pollinators but diverse, mixed habitats including urban environments may benefit species diversity. Published on Apr 1, 2015

EarthSayer Deepa Senapath
Date unknown Format Interview
Length unknown Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection Sustainability in Higher Education More Details
Rebuilding Resilient Communities by Secretary Julián Castro
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U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julián Castro talks about how HUD helps rebuild communities after natural disasters. After Hurricane Sandy, HUD shifted from just helping communities rebuild the way they were before, to showing communities how to rebuild to be resilient for the future. "Our hope is that through the investments that we're making now and the example that these communities that are participating in Rebuild By Design in the National Disaster Resilience Competition the example that they're setting will set best practices that are then adopted by states throughout our country," said Secretary Castro. Published on Mar 16, 2015

EarthSayer Julián Castro
Date unknown Format Interview
Length unknown Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection Resiliency and Communities More Details

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