Protecting the Future showcases tangible examples of the practical implementation of global sustainability and the triple bottom-line plus one (comprising environmental, social and cultural economic and governance dimensions) in the scholarship and operations of RMIT University. These practical initiatives, applications and methodologies can provide information and inspiration for individuals or organisations wanting to implement global sustainability principles in their planning and operations.
Global sustainability is one of the fastest growing concerns around the world. Organisations of all kinds are increasingly aware that their future may well depend on their ability to create solutions to economic, environmental, social and cultural as well as governance issues.
Shows how large and diverse organisations can cut across traditional boundaries.
Provides case studies for those who practise, teach, research, consult, report and operationalise aspects of sustainability.
Learning about sustainability in the field: 'Farming the Future' Amaya Alvarez and Judy Rogers
Queen Victoria Market - communicating sustainable design solutions about rubbish! Edmund Horand
Shifting the ground - sustainable engineering at RMIT Roger Hadgraft, Peter Muir, Margaret Jollands, Jenni Goricanec, Allison Brown and Andrea Bunting
Home among the gum trees: RMIT Hamilton Kaye Scholfield
Melbourne Youth Learning Opportunities project - sustainability story Glenn Bond and Trish van Lint
Solving salinity with the power of the sun John Andrews
Supermodern Gorgeous! Anthea van Kopplen
Memory and an artist's view Adele Flood
Mercury stole my fire Anitra Nelson
Facilitating sustainable building: turning observation to practice Dominique Hes
Rats in the labyrinth: a sustainability story from Vietnam David Wilmoth
Sustaining Ormond's vision of RMIT Robyn Oswald-Jacobs
Rubbish, students, passion and the greening of RMIT Donna Noonan
A reference tool for all those beginning to engage with the Global Sustainability agenda within their personal and professional lives, including students, academics and those in business and government at all levels.
“The inspiring initiatives presented in this book show how you can integrate the principles of sustainability into your personal and professional life. With a little imagination and commitment, you can move beyond debating definitions of sustainability to take innovative, practical steps to incorporate more sustainable measures into your work and home. Across traditional disciplines the authors show how to address complex global and local sustainability challenges.
These real life examples will inspire and provide readers with the confidence do what is needed to protect the planet and its people for current and future generations.” L. Hunter Lovins, President of Natural Capitalism Inc.
“In this concise volume, the authors provide a much needed compendium of insights and tools for educators to introduce sustainable development into our teaching and into our academic lives. Here at last is a rich resource of ideas and inspiration to concretely advance sustainable development. What a wealth of ideas from RMIT!” Joanne M. Kauffman, Co-Executive Director, Alliance for Global Sustainability (AGS)