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Dr. Ken Wilson, Executive Director of The Christensen Fund, describes the private foundation's focus on biocultural diversity.
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.
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.
Ecolab's Christophe Beck at 2014 World Water Summit published on March 26, 2015 by 3BL Media.
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.
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
Interview with Marjella Alma, CEO, eRevalue | GRI
Big challenge is breaking though silos and moving to a collaborative economy.
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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
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
Published on Nov 28, 2012 this is a tutorial on what is sustainability an important question if one is to teach it as discussed by Jason Hamilton and published by The Center for Faculty Excellence (CFE) at Ithaca College.
Leading Voices: Sustainability and Higher Education, Dartmouth
Elizabeth Wilson, a professor at the University of Minnesota, talks about working across disciplines to tackle important real world problems. Published on Jul 17, 2013
“I think that sustainability is one of the key cornerstones of how we are going to be educating our students in the future,” says Wilson. “It’s up to us as professors, as universities, to provide them the educational opportunities and training to really go out in the world and make a difference.”
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