Concepts from the Readings
- “It’s all connected” Book: Unit 1 - Global Issues, pages 4 – 18
This unit covers the main definitions related to sustainability, such as, three pillars of sustainability diagram, carrying capacity, quality of life, renewable and nonrenewable resources, GDP, and more.
This article relates to the history of sustainability; how it is defined; its goals and values; how it is measured; how it might be achieved, and its relation to science and technology.
This article presents the most comon myths heard in the media and out in the streets about what sustainability is and most common solutions people mention when they talk about sustainablity.
- Sustainability “Big Ideas” (Co-created by Jean MacGregor, The Evergreen State College; Victor Nolet, Western Washington U; and Facing the Future)
This 2-page document briefly describe 29 of the big ideas and concepts that define the field of sustainability; some of these ideas are: intergeneratonal thinking, human population growth, cradle-to-cradle, ecological footprint, tragedy of the commons, etc
- Environment and Development: Sustainability Science by Robert W. Kates, William C. Clark, et all. Science. April 2001. Vol. 292 No. 5517, pp 641-642.
This article defines sustainability science through a set of key questions and challenges.