Posted tagged ‘organisation’

Issues to tackle

May 14, 2008

To develop a better idea of the companies mission and vision i have selected a few of the issues my organisation will attempt to tackle.

  • Deforestation and the destruction of the Amazon
  • Destruction of natural resources
  • Carbon footprint
  • Throw away society
  • Ill- informed citizens about recycling, reducing use, global warming etc
  • Unsustainable infrastructure of cities

These issues can be corrected to some degree by:

  • Petitioning governments to implement laws and policies regarding infrastructure and business sustainable and ethical practices.
  • Encouraging the use of renewable resource by manufacturers and businesses
  • Collaborating with governments and developers in creating better public infrastructure, amenities, services and better urban design in general (sustainable urban design)
  • Setting targets to attain a carbon neutral society, where human footprint on Earth is zero
  • Educating people and promoting a sustainable and healthy lifestyle

Sustainability issue

May 12, 2008

Over half of the world’s population call a city their home…

It is not surprising then to know that today’s cities consume 75% of all resources and  create 75% of all the waste. They contribute to more than half of all our CO2 emissions and there’s no sign of a quick relief. This is primarily due to the fact that cities the world over have developed over many decades, even during the periods of history where the environment was a low priority. Some have grown from little settlements to major economic, social and political centres in a little than 200-150 years. Yet such a quick growth was not sustained by our knowledge of the environment and our disastrous effects on it. Humans have long lived a lifestyle that is unsustainable and we are now reaping the consequences as a result of climate change.

In the light of this my community organisation is going to focus on the development of sustainable cities and a sustainable way of life among its residents. It will do this by working and collaborating with governments and businesses alike to develop a sustainable infrastructure and practices. It will also encourage the public to live a sustainable lifestyle and try to improve the standards of living.

Research Strategy

May 6, 2008

A research strategy is to be devised for the development of my own community project or oranisation. The aim is to identify a problem or issue in the comunity and then develop a research strategy as to how i would inform myself and my target audience of the concern and put forth a viable solutuion. The next series of posts will monitor my progress on the development of my organisation and a research strategy to be able to undertake the issue at hand.

Avatar Artefact

May 6, 2008

Sea Shepherd avatar explanation can be downloaded here: Artefact

Sea Shepherd Success

May 6, 2008

Sea Shepherd conservation society prides itself with the fantastic results they achieve in conservation. This year they were able to prevent the slaughter of 484 whales. The Japanese spent their time running away from the Sea Shepherd vessel, only to arrive at Japan with a catch representing only 53% of their quota! But the Sea Shepherd’s efforts are not recent. The image above well describes the amount of whaling vessels that Sea Shepherd has put out of action over the course of 30 years of their active campaigning in both the Pacific and Atlantic oceans and thereabouts..

WSPA Mapping

May 5, 2008