Sustainability

Growing our Future Food: Crops

28 July 2014

How to feed the world without exhausting planetary reserves? – understanding the basics of crop production and explore the opportunities.

food systems Sustainability Global Food Security crop production
Events

World Congress on Sustainable Technologies

14 July 2014

The World Congress on Sustainable Technologies (WCST-2014) is a multidisciplinary congress, bridging efforts across the natural, social and engineering sciences, the environment and development of communities.

The congress covers a wide spectrum of topics that relate to sustainability, which includes technical and non-technical research areas. It also encourages sharing new knowledge in the field of sustainable technologies and the environmental impacts.

 

The mission of WCST-2014 is to provide the opportunities for collaboration and reflection that have the potential to greatly enhance the infrastructure and capacity for conducting and applying art, science and technology for sustainability. The WCST bridges the gap between academia and industry by creating awareness of current development in sustainable technologies.

Sustainability environment

Practical Action

27 June 2014

Practical Action is an international non-governmental organisation (NGO) that uses technology to challenge poverty in developing countries. They find out what people are doing and help them to do it better.

Sustainability cooperation renewable energy

Sustainability and Business Innovation

07 April 2014

Conducting business in more sustainable ways becomes increasingly relevant today and a “must-have” in the future. The sustainability megatrend is driven by a growing population, accelerating urbanization, resource intensity, government regulation, climate change, and – most importantly – by the fact that consumers are increasingly demanding healthy, affordable, as well as socially and environmentally responsible products. Organizations react by implementing more sustainable practices to grow their business, to attract the best talent and to remain relevant to their investors.

Sustainability Information Technology web skills business context enterprise software

Sun, Wind, Water, Earth, Life, Living

25 October 2013

The course aims is to understand the relation between urban design and planning and the aspects of: - sun, energy and plants - wind, sound and noise - water, traffic and other networks - earth, soil and site preparation - life, ecology and nature preservation - living, human density, economy and environment.

These themes in sustainable urban engineering are related to legends for design, described in a wide variety of lecture papers (720 pages, 1000 figures, 200 references, 5000 key words, 400 questions), accompanied by interactive Excel computer programmes to get quantitative insight. The assignment is an evaluation of an own earlier and future design work integrating sun, plantation, wind, noise, water, traffic, earth, land preparation, cables and pipes, life, natural differentiation, living, density, environment and proposing new legends for design.

 

The student:

- is able to link urban interventions to urban development technology and within that interrelate urban designers to relevant technical specialists

- is able to integrating sun, plantation, wind, noise, water, traffic, earth, land preparation, cables and pipes, life, natural differentiation, living, density, environment

- is able to develop new legends for design from the perspective of sustainable urban engineering

Sustainability design architecture urban engineering urbanism

Climate Change: From Science to Lived Experience

24 October 2013

Welcome to the pilot presentation of the curriculum resources that have been prepared by the European Union-funded project: ‘The lived experience of climate change: e-learning and virtual mobility’, or ‘Leche’ for short (with apologies to Spanish speakers where the acronym translates as ‘milk’). I am sure that none of us need telling that climate change represents a huge global challenge. These curriculum resources and what you, the students, learn from, and bring to them, are a contribution to meeting that challenge.

Contenidos

  • Guía del curso.
  • Libro de texto del Módulo 1: "Introduction to climate change in the context of sustainable development"
  • Libro de tareas del Módulo 1: "Introduction to climate change in the context of sustainable development"
  • Libro de texto del Módulo 2: "The lived experience of climate change"
  • Libro de tareas del Módulo 2: "The lived experience of climate change"
  • Libro de texto del Módulo 3: "Interdisciplinary methodologies for investigation into the ‘lived experiences’ of climate change"
  • Libro de tareas del Módulo 3: "Interdisciplinary methodologies for investigation into the ‘lived experiences’ of climate change"
  • Caso práctico "Water case study on the Nile and Rhine river basins"
Climate Change environment Sustainability

TVE

21 October 2013
vídeo OER information Sustainability

Reframing Rio

07 October 2013

It has been 20 years since the first Rio Earth Summit put sustainable development on the agenda, but what has happened since? More importantly, what still needs to be done?

OER open resources Sustainability collaborative networks

ENO Programme Association

27 September 2013
environment Sustainability free teaching materials open educational resources OER

ENO-Environment Online

21 September 2013

Environment Online- ENO is a global virtual school and network for sustainable development. The ENO Programme website has a section for teachers to get some ideas, material and pedagogical background for ENO themes.

Sustainability online resources free teaching materials effective learning environments