The approach also analyses linkages between the concepts of response capacity to climate change and social capital with the strategies of opinion leaders for influencing societal change through informal social networks. Monitoring and evaluation in conservation: A review of trends and approaches. . Transition Sunshine Coast, in its previous form as the , is featured in the recently released book Sustainability Innovators - Agents of Change on the Sunshine Coast by Dr Dana Thomsen from the local university. School Psychology Review, 32 3 , 303— 319. There are a lot of low risk changes we can make - the 'no regret' changes, the low hanging fruit. International Journal of Comparative Sociology, 48 4 , 261— 273.
Make a selection from the options below to control which location-specific information is displayed. Instead, company owners sought something different that would be more ecofriendly for its application and could net long-term benefits. Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 3, 189. The millennium project: A plan for meeting the Millennium Development Goals. South Africa: Centre for Information Society Development in Africa and Global Information Infrastructure Commission. Sydney: Australian Research Institute of Education for Sustainability and Australian Government Department of the Environment and Water Resources.
To avoid sliding down an environmental slippery slope, they have chosen to take the road less traveled. You can use them in your lectures, tutorials or to just refresh your understanding. A United Nations Decade for Sustainable Development 2005—14 : What difference will it make? It was interesting to read how Dana saw the work we are doing in Transition Towns, it's good to get an outside perspective, it sheds new unbiased, uninvolved, objective light on the process. However, there is little documented evidence of the success of decentralized global network approaches or of the inherent barriers and opportunities in scaling up EfS programmes from the local to the global scale. These elements help to expose and substantiate the often intangible relations that compose the culture that exists, and that is shaped by preparations for disasters.
Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy, 24, 235— 256. Transition Towns in their ability to start action happening, bring together research and learning by doing - which I love. The study of implementation in school-based prevention research: Implications for theory, research, and practice. In so doing, I suggest that the production and interpretation of photographs can lead to responses that: 1 foster attentive forms of vision in familiar contexts; 2 provoke reflexive self-examination and critiques of broader, complex systems; 3 develop emotional connections with those impacted by social-ecological change; and 4 provide a foundation for precautionary behavioral change in uncertain contexts. An untried path is fraught with unexpected challenges and costs. A whole new mind: Moving from the information age to the conceptual age.
What drives the sustainability innovators through those dark alleys is an unflinching belief in their concepts. Report submitted to The Center for Mental Health Services. Globalization in hard times: Contention in the academy and beyond. It's unique focus on bringing local community action and council action together is really exciting a unique point of difference that has the potential to make a difference. It draws on findings from studies in other fields of social research, such as community health, development aid, and agriculture, in which the engagement of opinion leaders has been found to speed up the spread of responsive behaviours. But sustainability, and related terms like resilience, adaptive capacity and sustainable livelihoods, can be difficult to grasp for educators, students and lifelong learners. Lifelong learning is an important aspect of sustainability and this gallery of sustainability vignettes will continue to develop over 2014.
Associate Professor Dana Thomsen explores the challenges for climate change communication. Sustainability Research Institute, School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds, Leeds. This is the situation we find in rural locations in many poorer countries today. In John Hopkins comparative non-profit sector project pp. I was interviewed by Dana a while ago and now the book has been officially released, which is very exciting. When we do this we don't wait for someone else to do it, we step in and get it started - learning as we go.
All locations are displayed by default. It promises to be the guide for peak oil and permaculture activists everywhere who are taking action in their local communities. Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2 2 , 97— 98. In particular, issues of scale affect the implementation of contemporary EfS through: i greater use of communication technologies that can support information exchange and educational programmes across ever-increasing distances; ii the development of a broader scope for educational investment from outcomes based around individuals to opportunities for societies and even globally; and iii increased emphasis on the intractable nature of complex sustainability issues towards a focus on approaches that can effectively link local and global scales. Implementation, sustainability, and scaling up of social-emotional and academic innovations in public schools. Participatory research and development for sustainable agricultural and natural resource management - a source book, Vol. Constructing photographs in response to the mass stranding of birds shearwaters on the east coast of Australia in 2013, I demonstrate the potential of wildlife and landscape photography to represent the impacts of environmental change at personal, relational, spatial, and temporal scales simultaneously.
Understanding sustainability is critical to how we live as global citizens. The Initiative aims to provide research knowledge to enable the region to adapt and prepare for the impacts of climate change. School of Humanities University of New England Armidale Australia About this chapter Cite this chapter as: Beer T. Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology, 14, 137— 153. Associate Professor in Sustainability Advocacy at the Faculty of Arts, Business and Law, University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia, an Adjunct Professor at the Environmental Sustainability Research Centre, Brock University, Canada, and an Adjunct Professor at the Swedish International Centre of Education for Sustainable Development, Uppsala University, Sweden Professor and the inaugural Director of the Sustainability Research Centre at the University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia, an Adjunct Professor at the Environmental Sustainability Research Centre, Brock University, Canada, and an Adjunct Professor at the Swedish International Centre of Education for Sustainable Development, Uppsala University, Sweden This paper explores how social networks and bonds within and across organisations shape disaster operations and strategies.
When company co-founder Andy Kruse began his sustainability innovation road trip, he never expected it would take him from company headquarters in Flagstaff, Ariz. The problem is that once you have gotten your nifty new product, the sustainability innovators thomsen dana c gets a brief glance, maybe a once over, but it often tends to get discarded or lost with the original packaging. Using a participatory design and theatre-making project as a case study The Bower Stage, Armidale, Australia, 2016 , the chapter demonstrates how incorporating both creative and ecological perspectives can enrich environmental citizenship and connection for the eco-city. Commitment to Green For sustainability innovators, there is an additional driver—a strong desire and a commitment to protect the environment while in pursuit of their American dreams. Unwavering belief in a concept, a commitment to protecting the environment, and fierce determination are the more likely drivers. Local food, local water, local energy. Committee Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research.