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01 MAY 2015

Berta Cáceres 2015 Goldman Prize Recipient South and Central America

"In a country with growing socioeconomic inequality and human rights violations, Berta Cáceres rallied the indigenous Lenca people of Honduras and waged a grassroots campaign that successfully pressured the world’s largest dam builder to pull out of the Agua Zarca Dam.

(Goldman Environmental Foundation)




2015 • Agua Zarca Dam • Berta Caceres • blockade • Central America • community resistance • consultation • COPINH • dam • demand for cheap energy • Desarrollos Energeticos SA (DESA) • disenfranchised people • displaced indigenous communities • environmental activist • environmental impactenvironmentalist • environmentally destructive projects • Goldman Environmental Foundation • grassroots campaign • Gualcarque River • Hondurashuman rights • human rights activist • human rights violationIndigenous communities • indigenous rights • inspirational leader • Inter-American Human Rights Commission • International Finance Corporation (IFC) • landland custodianshipLatin America • Lenca people • mining • mining operations • murder • National Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras • peaceful protest • Rio Blanco • riversacred sites • Sinohydro • social activist • socioeconomic inequality • South Americasymbolic place • Tomas Garcia • uprooting communities • World Bank


Simon Perkins
05 NOVEMBER 2012

UK Youth Climate Coalition

"The UK Youth Climate Coalition works to 'inspire, empower, mobilise and unite young people to take positive action on climate change.'

But what does that actually mean? Put quite simply, we are a group of young people who are working together to create a future for ourselves which is happy, affordable, clean and safe. But we're not just another organisation who points fingers at the bad guys and moans about how rubbish the government is. We believe that to tackle climate change, we need something new. We need an inspiring vision of how we want the world to be in the future and a movement that anyone can feel part of."

(UK Youth Climate Coalition)



climate change • creating a better future • empowermentenvironmental changeenvironmental impactenvironmental responsibilityethical consumptionethical issues • how we want the world to be • inspiring vision • mobilise • social actionsocial activism • take positive action • UK • UK Youth Climate Coalition • UKYCC • working togetheryoung peopleyouthyouth organisation


Simon Perkins
02 NOVEMBER 2011

Sustainable Learning and Teaching

"Sustainability is one of the guiding principles underpinning Macquarie's graduate capabilities framework. Sustainable learning and teaching is an inclusive concept that emphasises participation, resource sharing, mentoring, collaboration and lifelong learning. The Sustainable Learning and Teaching project demonstrates ways of embedding the principle of sustainability and associated graduate capabilities in the curriculum.

The project consists of a series of short videos produced and directed by Mark Parry featuring Macquarie University staff, students, alumni and the broader community. The videos are underpinned by research–based resources developed by Anna Rowe, including an annotated bibliography and teaching strategies for sustainable learning outcomes and assessment tasks. The project was led by Agnes Bosanquet and funded by Macquarie University Sustainability."

(Macquarie University)

[An interesting initiative –despite the overzealous use of video transition effects and music wallpaper.]



2020 • Agnes Bosanquet • Anna Rowe • curriculum designeconomic challengesenvironmental impact • graduate capabilities • interdisciplinary sustainability • learning and teachinglifelong learningMacquarie Universitysocial impactsustainability • sustainable assessment tasks • sustainable learning and teaching • sustainable learning outcomes • sustainable planning • sustainable urban infrastructure • sustainably management • transformative dimension • UNESCOwaste prevention


Simon Perkins
26 FEBRUARY 2009

Is print really dirtier than online?

"When it comes to the environmental impact of communication media, print is usually singled out as the dirty old man, writes Barney Cox in 'Foot prints', Eye no.70. vol. 18. It is understandable why that should be. In the shiny, weightless online world, everything happens in the twinkling of an eye and it is possible to instantly view a Web page or email created on the other side of the world. With the rise of the iPhone, Wifi and 3G dongles, this viewing can be anywhere, as long as you have battery life and a few bars of signal.

The technology is easy to use–and makes it easy to forget that there is a huge infrastructure humming away behind the scenes. Factories have to produce the laptops, smartphones and flat panel displays that are the windows to this electronic world; and communications networks and data centres need to be powered 24 / 7 to allow us the convenience of access any time, any place, anywhere. Jonathan Koomey of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California has calculated that the data centres that drive the internet already consume one per cent of global electricity capacity, and that their consumption is growing at seventeen per cent per year (New Scientist, 4 October 2008).

By contrast, the physicality of the printed page shows rather than hides the resources that went into providing the paper that supports the design. Every time we turn the page of a magazine or pick up a book, it reminds us of the raw materials and energy that have gone into its production.

Earlier this year, Sainsbury's, the UK supermarket chain, announced its decision to distribute its report and accounts in electronic form only, claiming environmental reasons. Michael Johnson, president of the British Print Industries Federation (BPIF), decried the move as a 'phoney' attempt to cover up a cost–cutting exercise. Johnson said: 'The paper industry is one of the great success stories of modern recycling. Paper is not the enemy of the environment it is made out to be.' Sainsbury's, however, defended its decision as being 'in keeping with our corporate responsibility principle of 'respect for our environment'.'"
(Barney Cox, 25 February, 2009)



Shaun Belcher

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