From doorways to wedding cake | LSBU Sustainability Research Group panel discussion on SDGs

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NOTE: Text and photographs by Asitha Jayawardena (http://uk.linkedin.com/in/asithaj) as part of his Sustainable University One-stop Shop Experiment (http://www.sustainableuni.kk5.org/).

Goal-posted doorways and wedding cake were among the bizarre themes that surfaced at a panel discussion on the role of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in supporting and promoting a more sustainable world held at London South Bank University (LSBU) on 28 June 2018.

Titled ‘The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): from Global to Local’, the discussion was hosted by LSBU Sustainability Research Group of the Centre for Social Justice and Global Responsibility.

The event was chaired by Dr Hugh Atkinson (Senior Lecturer in Politics and Public Policy), who is a Member of the Sustainability Research Group as well as the Management Group of the London Regional Centre of Expertise (RCE) on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD).

Dr Duncan Tyler (Head of the Division of Urban Environment and Leisure Studies, LSBU) briefly introduced the three distinguished speakers:
Hilary Macleod (Vice president, Australian Association for Environmental Education AAEE, Member of the IUCN (World Conservation Union) Commission on Education and Communication, and environmental educator/ consultant from Queensland, Australia)
Dr Katherine Eames (Senior Sustainability Project Officer at the Greater London Authority and Co-ordinator of London Mayor’s Entrepreneur competition)
Dr Paul Vare (Senior Lecturer, Research Development, School of Education, University of Gloucestershire and Member of the IUCN (World Conservation Union) Commission on Education and Communication)

The presentations session of the three panellists was followed by a Q&A session, which generated interesting discussions with active participation of the 50-strong audience who had sacrificed the live coverage of the England-Belgium World Cup match!

World as an interconnected whole
SDGs are a woven web. One cannot talk about one goal, ignoring the other sixteen. Systems thinking can help us understand the world as an interconnected whole – a fact that the SDGs illustrate so vividly.

SDGs ‘Wedding Cake’
The SDGs ‘wedding cake’, developed by the Stockholm Resilience Centre, puts the Global Goals into perspective, implying that economy and society are embedded parts of biosphere. This caky model illustrates the fact that ecological limits form basis of the SDGs.

Doorways to sustainability
SDGs can act as doorways to the world of sustainability. For academics, Goal No 4 Quality Education could be the main doorway.

Quality Education
In Goal 4 Quality Education, what does quality mean? Quality education means sustainability and education with values. Moreover, not only the content but also the process (i.e. how it is delivered) would be important.

All are in
We need the support of all sections of society to achieve the SDGs by 2030. For instance the corporate sector has the cash and the governments have the legal frameworks. Different sectors can play different roles in this endeavour.

Feel empowered
Many people think that government should act on SDGs or business should but we as individuals cannot have an impact. We should not feel disempowered. For instance the plastics issue has generated a huge civic demand for action by all.

Public engagement
How to engage all sections of society with SDGs? The environmental/ sustainability movement has been hindered by a communications problem and SDGs endeavour could suffer from the same illness. To engage all with SDGs, we must speak in a language that they can understand.

The discussion was followed by a reception for networking.

NOTE: Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): The 17 SDGs that the 193 member states of the UN signed up to in 2015 are ambitious in scope and, when taken together, they represent a real opportunity to develop a global strategy for localities to fight poverty and global inequality, and to tackle climate change and protect the environment.

Sustainability Research Group meeting

The third meeting of the LSBU Sustainability Research Group, chaired by Professor Ros Wade, was held before this event.

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Launched in November 2017 and hosted by LSBU School of Law and Social Sciences, the Sustainability Research Group on Policy, Practice and Pedagogy aims to achieve sustainability through research, education and action.

The group aims to develop and promote research and action on sustainability as a new and emerging interdisciplinary area, drawing from the social sciences as well as other disciplinary landscapes in order to address the complex, real-world wicked problems of today, such as climate change, global inequality, forced migration, biodiversity loss, social and environmental justice.

Framed within the context of UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and UNESCO’s Global Action Plan (GAP), the group’s work is linked to the Centre for Social Justice and Global Responsibility at LSBU’s School of Law and Social Sciences.

Moreover, building on the work of the London Regional Centre of Expertise (RCE) on Education for Sustainability (EfS), which is hosted at LSBU, the group links with the wider global RCE network of the UN University and UNESCO networks.

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LSBU Sustainability Research Group to host panel discussion | SDGs: from Global to Local https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2018/06/04/lsbu-sustainability-research-group-to-host-panel-discussion-sdgs-from-global-to-local/

LSBU Centre for Social Justice and Global Responsibility http://www.lsbu.ac.uk/research/centres-groups/social-justice-global-responsibility

London RCE (Regional Centre of Expertise) on ESD (Education for Sustainable Development) https://londonrcenews.wordpress.com/

NUMBERisation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) | from 7,580,010,157 to 0 https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/numberisation-un-sustainable-development-goals-sdgs-from-jayawardena

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Research ENGAGEMENT

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LSBU launches SUSTAINABILITY research group | Policy, Practice and Pedagogy

NOTE: Text, photographs and graphics by Asitha Jayawardena (http://uk.linkedin.com/in/asithaj) as part of his Sustainable University One-stop Shop Experiment (http://www.sustainableuni.kk5.org/). Logos are from websites of LSBU and RCE London.

 

London South Bank University (LSBU) launched a research group, ‘SUSTAINABILITY: Policy, Practice and Pedagogy’, in London on 2 November 2017.

 

Hosted by LSBU School of Law and Social Sciences, this Sustainability research group aims to achieve sustainability through research, education and action.

 

Sustainability through research, education and action

 

The group will develop and promote research and action on sustainability as a new and emerging interdisciplinary area which draws from the social sciences as well as other disciplinary landscapes in order to address the complex, real-world wicked problems of today, such as climate change,  global inequality, forced migration, biodiversity loss, social and environmental justice.

 

Framed within the context of UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and UNESCO’s Global Action Plan (GAP), the group’s work will be linked to the Centre for Social Justice and Global Responsibility at the School of Law and Social Sciences.

 

Building on the work of the London Regional Centre of Expertise (RCE) on Education for Sustainability (EfS), which is hosted at LSBU, the group will also link with the wider global RCE network of the UN University and UNESCO networks.

 

Inaugural meeting

 

Led by the group’s lead academics – Professor Ros Wade (LSBU Education for Sustainability EfS programme/ London RCE), Dr Glenn Strachan (LSBU EfS programme) and Lynn Vickery (London RCE) – the inaugural meeting was attended by academics from LSBU, the University of East London (UEL) and the University of Gloucestershire.

 

At this meeting, the participants developed a combined vision and sense of purpose in line with the Centre for Social Justice and Global Responsibility, developed a two-year research strategy for the group and a timetable of actions/ events for 2017-2018, and planned a publication or a journal on addressing the themes of the SDGs.

 

LSBU, a sustainability leader in higher education

 

As an active leader in sustainability in UK higher education, LSBU hosts the RCE London, which was launched at the university in 2009. With RCE London, it hosted European RCE meeting 2016 on 23 and 24 June 2016.

LSBU and RCE London host European RCE Meeting 2016 https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2016/09/27/lsbu-and-rce-london-host-european-rce-meeting-2016/

 

Notable among other conferences that the university has co-hosted with RCE London is the ESD London Conference 2014.

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ESD London Conference | Sustainability is a core theme in higher education today and will remain so tomorrow, says VC LSBU https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2014/06/15/esd-london-conference-sustainability-is-a-core-theme-in-higher-education-today-and-will-remain-so-tomorrow-says-vc-lsbu/

 

LSBU is also home to the pioneering masters course in Education for Sustainability, which celebrated 21st anniversary in early 2017.

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Education for Sustainability (EfS) | Pioneering LSBU course celebrates 21st anniversary https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2017/02/09/education-for-sustainability-efs-pioneering-lsbu-course-celebrates-21st-anniversary/

 

The university also hosts seminars by sustainability leaders and an example is the talk by eminent environmentalist and writer Jonathon Porritt CBE in 2015.

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Universities have an obligation to empower students to deal with climate change, says Porritt at LSBU https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2015/10/20/universities-have-an-obligation-to-empower-graduates-to-deal-with-climate-change-says-porritt-at-lsbu/

 

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Sustainability at LSBU http://www.lsbu.ac.uk/about-us/sustainability

 

London Regional Centre of Expertise (RCE) on Education for Sustainability (EfS) https://londonrcenews.wordpress.com/

 

LSBU Masters programme in Education for Sustainability (EfS) http://www.lsbu.ac.uk/courses/course-finder/education-sustainability-msc

 

Wave Hypothesis for Sustainability Engagement

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Sustainability Storytelling website | https://sustystory.wordpress.com/

 

Knowledge JOURNALISM for Sustainability

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Humans, save yourselves from climate change ~ Mother Nature https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/humans-save-yourselves-from-climate-change-mother-asitha-jayawardena

 

POETRY | CLIMATE CHANGE | Will we change? Yes, we will, says Al Gore https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/climate-change-we-yes-says-al-gore-asitha-jayawardena

 

So growth isn’t supreme if it’s not green? https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/so-growth-isnt-supreme-asitha-jayawardena

 

Let’s leave foolish humanity alone ~ Aliens https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/lets-leave-foolish-humanity-alone-aliens-asitha-jayawardena

 

From The Sustainable University News website

 

Newcastle Conf | Public engagement as a promoter of policymakers’ uptake of sustainability research findings? https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2016/11/14/newcastle-conf-public-engagement-as-a-promoter-of-policymakers-uptake-of-sustainability-research-findings/

 

Complexity, Interdisciplinarity and Sustainable Prosperity shine at Food-Energy-Water-Environment Nexus Conference 2015 https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2015/12/07/complexity-interdisciplinarity-and-sustainable-prosperity-shine-at-food-energy-water-environment-nexus-conference-2015/

 

Limits to growth, audacity of hope and moral imagination reign at CUSP Reinventing Prosperity event in London https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2016/12/11/limits-to-growth-audacity-of-hope-and-moral-imagination-reign-at-cusp-reinventing-prosperity-event-in-london/

 

Sustainable Lifestyles conference | Good life of the good person is only possible in a good society, says Prof Jackson https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2014/06/09/sustainable-lifestyles-conference-good-life-of-the-good-person-is-only-possible-in-a-good-society-says-prof-jackson/

 

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From The Sustainable University Library

 

LSBU MSc in Education for Sustainability | How it enriched my perspective http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140507110247-101066234-lsbu-msc-in-education-for-sustainability-how-it-enriched-my-perspective

 

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LSBU and RCE London host European RCE Meeting 2016

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The European RCE Meeting 2016 (#RCELondon2016) took place at London South Bank University (LSBU) on 23-24 June 2016.

 

Hosted by LSBU and the London Regional Centre of Expertise (RCE) on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD), this two day event was attended by nearly 50 participants and most were representatives from 17 RCEs across Europe, which are part of the global RCE network of the United Nations University.

 

The first day of the meeting began with a brief outline by Professor Ros Wade (Chair, RCE London) and Professor Pat Bailey (Deputy Vice Chancellor and Sustainability Lead at LSBU) welcomed the participants to LSBU.

 

During the day, the participants focused on finding synergies in the European RCE community and on tackling thematic challenges under the current policy frameworks COP21, SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) and TTIP. Moreover, they strived to identify the roles that RCEs can play in the GAP (Global Action Programme on ESD) and SDGs while exploring opportunities for collaboration within RCEs and beyond. They also considered the challenges that lie ahead.

 

In the meantime, they did not forget to share and celebrate the excellent work that European RCEs are doing across the continent, sometimes with non-European partners.

 

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Among the key elements of the first day’s programme were:

  • Setting the global context – Implications for RCEs | Dr Hugh Atkinson (Schumacher Institute of Sustainable Solutions)
  • Poster session: RCEs – state of the art: What is going on in Europe?
  • Report back from visit to UNESCO | Dr Jaya Gajparia (LSBU)
  • Working groups (world café) on key issues and GAP/ SDG priority areas
  • Transition Town Movement: linking local communities, local action with global issues | Hilary Jennings (Transition Town Movement)
  • Workshop: Skills for ESD | Dr Glenn Strachan (LSBU) and Betsy King

 

Day Two, with a focus on celebrating Refugee Week, mainly comprised a workshop and discussion forum on the issue of migration and refugees and implications for the role of RCEs. A draft position paper ‘Education as a Tool for Responding European Refugee Crisis’ prepared by Dr Pinar Guner (LSBU) was discussed by the participants.

 

Among the key elements of the second day’s programme were:

  • Refugee Stories | Alia Alzougbi (HEC Global Learning Centre, London)
  • Key points from and purpose of the draft position paper for RCEs | Dr Pinar Guner (LSBU) (Resource person: Professor Gaim Kibreab, LSBU)
  • Group Discussion: What is the role for RCEs? | Facilitators: Ros Wade and Lynn Vickery
  • Preparation for the next Global RCE Conference | Facilitators: Lynn Vickery and Hugh Atkinson

 

A report of the meeting was sent for dissemination by the RCE Service Centre.

 

The next European RCE meeting will be hosted by RCE Dortmund in Germany in 2018.

 

Photographs by Asitha Jayawardena

 

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Photos of the European RCE Meeting 2016 in London https://londonrcenews.wordpress.com/photos-european-rce-meeting-2016/

 

LSBU to host European RCE Meeting 2016 in London on 23-24 June https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2016/06/18/lsbu-to-host-european-rce-meeting-2016-in-london-on-23-24-june/

 

RCE London website https://londonrcenews.wordpress.com/

 

RCE London on Global RCE Network website http://www.rce-network.org/portal/london

 

London South Bank University (LSBU) | Sustainability http://www.lsbu.ac.uk/about-us/sustainability

 

 

#AlienLETTER series | Sustainability education through storytelling-driven letter writing

 

#AlienLETTER 1 | Paris climate change deal costs Earth a galactic award, reveals an alien letter to the UN https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/paris-climate-change-deal-costs-earth-galactic-award-un-jayawardena

 

#AlienLETTER 2 | Earth could learn from Milky Way’s Galactic Convention on Successful Life https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/earth-could-learn-from-milky-ways-galactic-convention-jayawardena

 

#AlienLETTER 3 | Mother Nature is in charge but humanity can take control of her https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/mother-nature-charge-humanity-can-take-control-her-3-jayawardena

 

 

From The Sustainable University News website

 

ESD London Conference | Sustainability is a core theme in higher education today and will remain so tomorrow, says VC LSBU https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2014/06/15/esd-london-conference-sustainability-is-a-core-theme-in-higher-education-today-and-will-remain-so-tomorrow-says-vc-lsbu/

 

Universities have an obligation to empower graduates to deal with climate change, says Porritt at LSBU https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2015/10/20/universities-have-an-obligation-to-empower-graduates-to-deal-with-climate-change-says-porritt-at-lsbu/

 

New TOOLKIT: Problem-Based Learning: A Case Study of Sustainability Education https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2013/10/24/new-toolkit-problem-based-learning-a-case-study-of-sustainability-education/

 

Delivering ESD and graduate attributes through Hybrid Problem-Based Learning https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2013/07/16/delivering-esd-and-graduate-attributes-through-hybrid-problem-based-learning/

 

Researching the way for a Sustainable Prosperity | Surrey-led CUSP Centre begins journey https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2016/03/31/researching-the-way-for-a-sustainable-prosperity-surrey-led-cusp-centre-begins-journey/

 

Complexity, Interdisciplinarity and Sustainable Prosperity shine at Food-Energy-Water-Environment Nexus Conference 2015 https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2015/12/07/complexity-interdisciplinarity-and-sustainable-prosperity-shine-at-food-energy-water-environment-nexus-conference-2015/

 

Sustainable Lifestyles conference | Good life of the good person is only possible in a good society, says Prof Jackson https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2014/06/09/sustainable-lifestyles-conference-good-life-of-the-good-person-is-only-possible-in-a-good-society-says-prof-jackson/

 

UCL Grand Challenges celebration | How does Civilisation get to 22nd century without collapse? asks Professor Price https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2014/10/21/ucl-grand-challenges-celebration-how-does-civilisation-get-to-22nd-century-without-collapse-asks-professor-price/

 

 

From The Sustainable University Library

 

Education for Sustainability MSc at LSBU | A pioneer that brings together environment, development and education https://librarysu.wordpress.com/2015/02/23/education-for-sustainability-msc-at-lsbu-a-pioneer-that-brings-together-environment-development-and-education/

 

LSBU MSc in Education for Sustainability | How it enriched my perspective https://librarysu.wordpress.com/2015/02/17/lsbu-msc-in-education-for-sustainability-how-it-enriched-my-perspective/

 

A game of plates at ‘Growth vs. Earth’ Café | Who depends on whom? https://librarysu.wordpress.com/2015/01/30/a-game-of-plates-at-growth-vs-earth-cafe-who-depends-on-whom/

 

New QAA/HEA ESD Guidance | Complementing UK Quality Code for Higher Education https://librarysu.wordpress.com/2015/02/24/new-qaahea-esd-guidance-complementing-uk-quality-code-for-higher-education/

 

Why universities should lead their wider communities’ sustainability endeavours | Three reasons https://librarysu.wordpress.com/2015/02/17/why-universities-should-lead-their-wider-communities-sustainability-endeavours-three-reasons/

 

A green tale of four UK universities | HEA Green Academy workshops – Worcester, Canterbury Christ Church, Bristol and Nottingham https://librarysu.wordpress.com/2015/02/17/a-green-tale-of-four-uk-universities-hea-green-academy-workshops-worcester-canterbury-christ-church-bristol-and-nottingham/

 

As UN Decade of ESD ends, Global Action Programme (GAP) on ESD begins… https://librarysu.wordpress.com/2015/02/24/as-un-decade-of-esd-ends-global-action-programme-gap-on-esd-begins/

 

 

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Three years of innovation in sustainability in higher education and ESD | The Sustainable University One-stop Shop

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The Sustainable University One-stop Shop, an online resource that advances ESD (Education for Sustainable Development) and sustainability in higher education worldwide, celebrated its third anniversary in January 2014.

 

Seven satellite websites and eight social updates types: Launched in January 2011 as a single website, this online suite now comprises a central platform, seven satellite websites and a social updates sharing scheme of eight updates, including climate change. It has entirely been developed using free web resources, namely free website builders and social networking.

 

Views and followers worldwide: Over the last 3¼ years, the central platform has achieved 30,600 views. Its rapidly-growing News website has achieved 10,200 views since its launch in December 2011. According to ClustrMaps, in the last 4½ months, this news website has attracted 2550 views from 100 countries. The blog, with 2600 views, is mostly viewed in the US. It has 1150 Twitter

SML-SUOSS-third-anni-2-Satellitesfollowers and the founder’s LinkedIn account has nearly 800 connections, including Vice Chancellors and CEOs. Its Klout score has remained consistently around 50.

 

Recognition at all levels: The SU One-stop Shop has achieved recognition at all levels, from local to global. In 2012 it received a First Prize in the Bright Ideas contest of the WestFocus University Collaboration. At the national level, it has made two appearances: in the book The Sustainable University: Progress and prospects, under ‘Selected websites’ (page 318), and on the website of The Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) as a Sustainable Development resource. At a global level, it is one of the 16 online resources / tools that are recognised in Greening Universities Toolkit published by the UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme).

 

An innovative project proposal: The SU One-stop Shop has served as the basis for an innovative project proposal to support programmes on integrating sustainability across curricula in universities. Illustrated using a hypothetical UK university called Planetshire
University, it proposes to use sustainability as an opportunity for enhancing the reputation and financial position of the host university.

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The suite of the Sustainable University One-stop Shop:

o   News & Info (sustainability in HE & ESD), https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/

o   Research (sustainability in HE & ESD), http://suresearch1.wordpress.com/

o   Good Practice (photos from UK universities), http://sugoodpractice.wordpress.com/

o   Quotes (ESD-related), http://suquotesfacts.wordpress.com/

o   Blog (on sustainability in HE), http://su-notes.blogspot.co.uk/

o   Diary (reflections on ESD), http://esddiary.wordpress.com/

o   Micro-blog (Twitter), http://twitter.com/sustainableuni1

 

Social updates (on Twitter):

  • #SDupdate | Sustainable Development
  • #CCupdate | Climate Change
  • #SUnews | News
  • #SUresearch | Research
  • #SUgoodpractice | Good Practice
  • #SUquotes | Quotes
  • #SUblog | Blog
  • #SUdiary | Diary (reflections on ESD)

 

Recognition:

o   The Sustainable University: Progress and prospects | A selected website on page 318 http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415627740/#description

o   Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) | A sustainable development resource http://www.hefce.ac.uk/whatwedo/lgm/susdevresources/strategy/

 

Social networking:

Twitter | @sustainableuni1 http://twitter.com/#!/sustainableuni1

LinkedIn | Founder Asitha Jayawardena http://uk.linkedin.com/in/asithaj/

Klout score: 50 (as in March 2014) http://klout.com/sustainableuni1

 

The project proposal based on the SU One-stop Shop:

Sustainability as an enhancer of reputation & financial position | The Planetshire University (PU) model (A summary) http://su-notes.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/sustainability-as-enhancer-of.html

 

 

Related posts on The Sustainable University News & Info website (this website)

 

UNEP publishes Greening Universities Toolkit https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2013/08/07/unep-publishes-greening-universities-toolkit/

 

Sustainable University website wins Bright Ideas prize https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2012/03/01/sustainable-university-website-wins-bright-ideas-prize/

 

NEW BOOK: The Sustainable University: Progress and prospects https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2013/04/04/new-book-the-sustainable-university-progress-and-prospects/

 

Sustainable University News website – 2013 in review https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2014/01/01/sustainable-university-news-website-2013-in-review/

 

Second Anniversary of News website of The Sustainable University One-stop Shop https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2013/12/29/second-anniversary-of-news-website-of-the-sustainable-university-one-stop-shop/

 

Sustainable University News: 100 posts, 4000 hits https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2013/06/07/sustainable-university-news-100-posts-4000-hits/

 

Sustainable University News & Info: 2012 in review https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2012/12/31/sustainable-university-news-info-2012-in-review/

 

 

Related posts on The Sustainable University Notes blog

 

Education’s role in addressing sustainability and ESD http://su-notes.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/educations-role-in-addressing.html

 

Higher Education’s role in building a sustainable world http://su-notes.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/higher-educations-role-in-building.html

 

Pathways to a sustainable university http://su-notes.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/pathways-to-sustainable-university.html

 

EDUCATION pathway to a Sustainable University (Part 1): curriculum content and delivery http://su-notes.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/education-pathway-to-sustainable.html

 

Opportunities for integrating sustainability across curricula (Part 2 of EDUCATION pathway to a Sustainable University) http://su-notes.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/opportunities-for-integrating.html

 

University of Planetshire approach to integrating sustainability across the curriculum (Part 3 of EDUCATION pathway to a Sustainable University) http://su-notes.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/university-of-planetshire-approach-to.html

 

Outputs of the University of Planetshire Approach to integrating sustainability across the curriculum (Part 4 of EDUCATION pathway to a Sustainable University) http://su-notes.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/outputs-of-university-of-planetshire.html

 

Will it work? – The University of Planetshire Approach to integrating sustainability across the curriculum (Part 5 of EDUCATION pathway to a Sustainable University) http://su-notes.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/will-it-work-university-of-planetshire.html

 

Sustainability as an enhancer of reputation & financial position | The Planetshire University (PU) model (A summary) http://su-notes.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/sustainability-as-enhancer-of.html

 

 

Related posts on The Sustainable University Diary blog (ESD reflections)

 

The starting point of our sustainability crisis? http://esddiary.wordpress.com/2013/06/10/the-starting-point-of-our-sustainability-crisis/

 

Who depends on whom? A game of plates http://esddiary.wordpress.com/2013/07/08/who-depends-on-whom-a-game-of-plates/

 

 

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The Sustainable University One-stop Shop www.sustainableuni.kk5.org

Its satellite websites: News & Info www.sunewsinfo.wordpress.com | Research www.suresearch1.wordpress.com | Good Practice www.sugoodpractice.wordpress.com | Quotes www.suquotesfacts.wordpress.com | Blog www.su-notes.blogspot.co.uk | Diary www.esddiary.wordpress.com | Twitter www.twitter.com/sustainableuni1

 

Project PROPOSAL for universities | Sustainability as an enhancer of reputation and financial position | The Planetshire University (PU) modelhttps://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/proposal/

 

LinkedIn GROUP | Sustainability, Education and Engagement | ESD at Planetshire Universityhttp://www.linkedin.com/groups/Sustainability-Education-Engagement-ESD-Planetshire-8102240

 

LinkedIn POSTS | Posts on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) & Sustainability in Higher Education http://www.linkedin.com/today/author/101066234-Asitha-Jayawardena

 

Profile & Portfolio | Asitha Jayawardena | Strengths, Accomplishments & Recognitionhttp://issuu.com/aij3/docs/profile-asitha

 

Online Shelf | Examples of past work (PDFs, booklets, press articles, logos, etc) http://issuu.com/aij3