Thinking in Systems -- Book & Webinar
Inspired by the book Thinking in Systems - A Primer by Donella Meadows this four-session web seminar series is a collaborative effort between isee systems, Pontifex Consulting and the Sustainability Institute. Designed to help you apply Systems Thinking to build sustainable organizations and communities usingiThink and STELLA, each session will be highly interactive and relevant to current headline news.
The Natural Step (TNS)
TNS is one of the sustainability pioneers and specializes in education and projects. Visit their web site for the full range of their resources. Visit their courses and workshop page for current on line courses and upcoming training workshops (see also Sustainability Clips).
AIA Sustainability 2030 Toolkit
How can we begin to understand the impacts of climate change in our daily lives? . . . The American Institute of Architects (AIA) is committed to developing and promoting the means to reach at least a 50% carbon emission reduction by 2010 and carbon neutral buildings by 2030. This exciting challenge offers many opportunities for integrated, high-performance, environmentally-conscious buildings that will become valued assets for future generations. How do we get to carbon neutrality from buildings? The SustAIAnability2030 Toolkit herein is a virtual connection to resources and examples that demonstrate the greening of our built environment.
Limits to Growth -- 30 Years +
In 2008 Graham Turner at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) in Australia published a paper called "A Comparison of `The Limits to Growth` with Thirty Years of Reality". It examined the past thirty years of reality with the predictions made in 1972 and found that changes in industrial production, food production and pollution are all in line with the book's predictions of economic collapsein the 21st century.