A few months ago an international e-survey on the "Barriers and Deficits with Implementing ESD" was carried out. 108 international ESD experts plus 21 Japanese ones responded to the questionnaire.
The results of this survey will be presented in the upcoming Bonn ESD Conference. It is also already "out online" at the following link: http://www.desd.sustain-future.org/int_jap_compilation_survey%20results_dg.pdf
It is a short, condense document (14 page long) with interesting outcomes presented in an appealing way.
It is recommend that ESD and administration professionals read it, as it presents some ot the challenges that need to be overcome, half way through the Decade for ESD.
When a word becomes so popular you begin hearing it everywhere, in all sorts of marginally related or even unrelated contexts, it means one of two things. Either the word has devolved into a meaningless cliché, or it has real conceptual heft. “Green” (or, even worse, “going green”) falls squarely into the first category. But “sustainable,” which at first conjures up a similarly vague sense of environmental virtue, actually belongs in the second. True, you hear it applied to everything from cars to agriculture to economics. But that’s because the concept of sustainability is at its heart so simple that it legitimately applies to all these areas and more
Read more: Top 10 Myth about Sustainability an article in the Scientific American Magazine.
Google is in the final stages of fine-tuning their free PowerMeter software, set to inform users on just how much energy appliances use and comparing their energy consumption with that of their neighbours.
"Studies show that access to your household's personal energy information is likely to save you between 5–15% on your monthly bill, and the potential impact of large numbers of people achieving similar efficiencies is even more exciting. For every six households that save 10% on electricity, for instance, we reduce carbon emissions as much as taking one conventional car off the road."
An Agenda for Global Responsibility
The work has been done as a cooperation between the Finnish Ministry of Education and The Baltic University Programme Secretariat in Uppsala. The production was made by Prof. Lars Rydén and Producer Magnus Lehman .
Village Foundation is a non-profit organisation working to co-create a groundbreaking sustainable village. It is registered in The Netherlands. Key Partners are Etikstudio, a sustainability strategy consultancy; and the Club of Amsterdam, a global think tank dedicated to preferred futures. We’re dedicated to bringing groundbreaking sustainable solutions into reality, inspiring and informing others.