Extractions: We are committed to working for these ends by expressing our values and serving as agents of change in our workplaces, with our families and friends, and in our communities. We believe that the microscopic actions of single individuals have the power to change the course of human civilization. We aim to help steer society in a more sustainable direction for our benefit and the benefit of generations to come.
About The Project . Seattle Monorail Project It will be a significant contributor to the environmental sustainability of the Puget Sound region by providing a nonpolluting alternative to automobiles. http://www.elevated.org/project/sustainability/
Extractions: Green Line Route Fact Sheets and FAQs Board of Directors Reports and Documents ... Building the Monorail Environmental Sustainability 2nd Phase Planning The Monorail Story Related Websites The Green Line is, by its nature, Green. It will be a significant contributor to the environmental sustainability of the Puget Sound region by providing a non-polluting alternative to automobiles. The Seattle Monorail Project (SMP) is guided by an industry-leading sustainability policy that outlines the steps for providing a clean, energy-efficient transportation system. See what the environmental community thinks about the Monorail. SMP Sustainability Policy Green Line Benefits to the Environment Reduce air pollution by lessening auto emissions Reduce water pollution by lessening toxic runoff from cars Encourage linkages with bicycles, pedestrians and public transit
Environmental Sustainability Environmental sustainability. When thinking about housing and exclusion, the environmental Environmental sustainability, neighbourhoods and cities http://www.lse.ac.uk/collections/LSEHousing/projects/environmentalSustainability
Extractions: Home Help Search Site index ... LSE for you You are here - Welcome to LSE LSE Housing Projects and research When thinking about housing and exclusion, the environmental issues that first come to mind are probably local issues like rubbish and the state of streets or parks. For example, regeneration schemes often have an 'environment' strand which can focus on improving housing, street safety and local amenities. Local environmental conditions like these are vitally important to the problems that LSE housing is working on. Poor quality local environments make people's lives and experiences of living in an area much worse, increasing pressures to leave an area and fuelling neighbourhood decline. However, problems of housing, neighbourhoods and exclusion are also closely linked to much bigger environmental issues like global warming and the ozone layer. For example, if housing is of poor quality it is likely to be less energy efficient making it harder and more expensive to heat. This leads to problems for people, such as fuel poverty and poor health. At the same time, the energy wasted means that more fuel needs to be burnt, leading to more pollution and carbon dioxide, which contributes to global warming. LSE Housing has been looking at these links between local neighbourhood problems, people's experiences and the wider environmental challenges that we are all facing.
Extractions: [http://eap.mcgill.ca/Publications/eap_head.htm] EAP Publication - 34 Environmental Sustainability and the Redesign of Agroecosystems Stuart B. Hill At some point in the future, agronomists will wonder how present day scientists could have continued to knowingly advocate the expansion of specialized production systems that emphasize practices such as chemically managed row-crop monocultures, which result in soil erosion and de gradation, and water exhaustion and contamination; or knowingly to stand idly by in the face of deforestation and desertification, loss of biodiversity, displacement of farmers and loss of rural communities, and increased dependence on nonrenewable resources, synthetic chemicals and antibiotics, subsidies, and markets that meet distant luxury desires versus local basic needs (Brown et al. 1984). My explanation of why this madness continues may be as shocking for the readers as witnessing the present level of degradation is for me. Throughout history we have invariably blamed others for our tragedies the gods, other nations, certain groups within society, lack of resources and power, multinationals, and political incompetencebut we have rarely examined the contribution of our own behavior, accepted our responsibilities , and set out to change our behavior . Thus my analysis of the situation is primarily psychosocial, rather than political, and that is exactly what makes such a proposition so difficult to accept, because for me this requires that I first recognize and act On my responsibilities and change myself before pointing fingers at others.
Extractions: Phone +44 (0)161 275 6789 Skip Intro Contents Data creation ... Useful info "There's no point in preserving even the most fantastic exhibit, if you are trashing the environment to do so" - Flemmich Webb, editor of Environment Business Magazine , in Museums Journal , December 2003. Archivists are responsible for preserving our cultural heritage for future generations. Archivists can equally play a role in preserving our environment. The transport and storage of archival materials - and the equipment and consumables in offices and search rooms - have an impact on the environment. But there are ways in which we can save energy, reduce pollution and reduce waste. Sustainable development is on the government agenda, with the establishment of a special commission in 2000. The DfES and Hefce are also addressing environmental issues. Even primary schools are developing their own eco-codes "Climate change is the most severe problem we are facing today, more serious than the threat of terrorism." - Sir David King, Chief Scientific Adviser to the UK government, in Science vol Museums and sustainability : guidelines for museums (Museums Australia) UK museum first: BSI registered environmental management system (Natural History Museum) Centre for Sustainable Heritage (University College London) Sustainable Development Commission : Government Commission advocating sustainable development across all sectors in the UK
Extractions: Would you like more news and information from our sites? Join our e-mail list: Home Polyurethane and Sustainable Development Sustainability, also known as Sustainable Development, is a concept of growing international importance that recognizes the interconnected impacts of building construction, including environmental, economical, health, safety, energy efficiency and societal needs. According to the World Commission on the Environment and Development (WCED), sustainability For manufacturers in the 21 st In support of a systems approach to sustainable development, the API supports the following guidelines for building design, systems and products: Environmental considerations and energy efficiency should be part of building design and purchasing criteria, balanced appropriately with other important criteria, such as product safety, price, performance and availability. Polyurethanes are found in all facets of building construction from product manufacturing to solving critical application needs on the job. They are used as insulation, adhesives, sealants and binders in a variety of construction products and in numerous other uses. But not all of the sustainable factors are applied to every type of foam. Listed below are some examples where polyurethane demonstrates sustainable characteristics.
Extractions: Environmental Sustainability Course Contents Aim: to provide an insight to the effect of the principal human activities and materials generated which affect the natural environment, against an understanding of natural environmental change. This module forms the first part of the IEMA course leading to the professional qualification of Associate Membership of IEMA (AIEMA). Content: Earth's Natural Systems: Environmental components - air, soil and water composition. Global biological and chemical cycles - Carbon, Nitrogen and Sulphur cycles. Impact of pollutants on these ecosystems. Forest/vegetation decline. Acid deposition/acid rain, global warming and global hydrology; the importance of maintaining biodiversity. Effects of releases: Agricultural and industrial effluent. Molecular analysis of activity of micro-organisms and risk analysis associated with release of genetically engineered organisms. Radiochemicals, nuclear fuel cycle, hazard evaluation and handling of radioactive waste. Towards sustainability: Implications of environmental, fiscal, societal and ethical values and social constraints on an organisation; Concepts behind sustainability e.g. Agenda 21; Parameters of eco-efficiency and design for the environment. Underpinning concepts e.g. precautionary principle, product stewardship, polluter pays principle, best available techniques; environmental management as a promoter of change and the role of environmental management systems in the process of continual improvement; The business benefits of environmental management; The importance of effective resource management including materials elimination or substitution, recycling, waste reduction, the efficient use of energy and the role of renewable energy; The Importance of reducing waste as goals of the EMS process.
Objective One In Cornwall This section of the website deals with the environmental sustainability What is the Environmental sustainability Cross-cutting Theme and how does it http://www.objectiveone.com/ob1/html/deep/c_envi_p.html
Extractions: CROSS CUTTING THEMES - Environmental Sustainability For the Objective One Programme to play its part in the sustainable development of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly all the projects supported need to address a combination of economic, environmental and social issues. The heart of the Programme is economic, so the cross-cutting themes were created to provide a means of integrating environmental and social issues into Objective One. This section of the web-site deals with the environmental sustainability cross-cutting theme. What is the Environmental Sustainability Cross-cutting Theme and how does it apply? The Objective One Programme views the environment as a positive driver for economic regeneration, and will seek environmental gain through high quality development. Projects should look to identify the opportunities for their activities to bring both environmental and economic benefits, whilst at the same time taking appropriate steps to minimise the risk and mitigate the consequences of adverse environmental effects. The Programme objective for environmental sustainability is: To ensure that the environment makes a positive contribution to the objectives of the Programme through the promotion and provision of support and the prioritisation of activities that explicitly address environmental issues and opportunities.
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Extractions: Crop enterprises constitute about 76 percent of farm commodity sales in the seven county area around Crawford County, Ohio. However, grain farmers have had a relatively low rate of return (3.6 percent) on assets according to Forster and Stout (1993). In two studies, one commissioned by Sandoz Agro (1993) and another by Bruening (1991), the most serious problem facing agriculture is contamination of soil and water by fertilizer and/or pesticide use. In Ohio, herbicides are used on over 98 percent of soybean acres (Ohio Agriculture Statistics Service, 1995). To address the major issues of farm profitability and environmental sustainability, a double cropping system, Modified Relay Intercropping (MRI), has been studied. MRI is the planting of soybeans into headed wheat from 20 to 35 days prior to wheat harvest. Goals of the MRI system are to produce wheat at a yield level of 90 percent of monoculture wheat and to produce soybeans at yield level of 60 percent of monoculture soybeans. In the area of environmental protection, MRI offers two advantages. First, the only herbicide used to control weeds in the two crops in one year has been 2,4-D (MCPA in 1995) applied at the labeled rate. The cost for this herbicide has been about $4.00 per acre, compared to an average cost of $29.00/acre for conventional soybean production in Ohio, according to Schnitkey (1995). Thus, not only are weed control costs diminished, but the environment is protected. Since land in the MRI system is in a wheat sod for about 1-1/2 years, soil is protected from erosion.
Extractions: Environmental Sustainability Workshop Submit comments on this report View submitted comments Go to the Foresight website REPORT ON THE NERC FORESIGHT WORKSHOP ON ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY held on 18 January 2000 March 2000 Background Aims of Workshop Breakout Groups Reports from the Breakout Groups ... Common Themes Summary tables Key Environmental Issues Main Research Challenges Research Management Actions Next Steps Annex 1: Summary of scenario characteristics Annex 2: Programme and Delegate list Return to top 1. Background The second round of Foresight, Foresight 2000, was launched in April 1999 and will build on the successes of the first round, which ran between 1994 and 1998. Foresight aims to bring government, business and academia together to identify significant long- term market opportunities. Improving wealth creation and quality of life are key objectives. Three Thematic Panels, which address broad social and/or economic issues, and ten Sectoral Panels, which focus on business sectors or broader areas of activity have been established. In addition, there are two underpinning themes that all Panels take into account - Education and Training and Sustainable Development. NERC is committed to helping the government achieve this aim.