Michael Robertson Global Sustainability Project Act Locally Topic Statement Over the past few lectures in Global Sustainability, I have acquired a new perspective on the concept of living an environmentally conscious lifestyle, one that not only incorpora
Readings and Videos Sept. 6 10
Global Population Growth: Is is Sustainable?
Human food consumption is sourced at agricultural patterns including the use of fertilizer and
Humans also must used paved roads
Michael Robertson Global Sustainability Position Paper: Assets Thus far in our studies on global sustainability, the idea of a crisis is a resonating theme in our readings and lectures, but the immensity of this word's meaning is often too great to fathom
Position Paper 4
Over the course of lectures and readings in the past few weeks, the notion of stewardship to our
communities, our nation, and our world has been raised. In a society where the deteriorating
environmental state can only be reversed by radi
Position Paper 3
In most our working systems of modern society, general trends follow a cause and effect
pattern. Some of the most daunting problems facing our future are interconnected, linked by several
similarities that allow us to conclude that a sing
Michael Robertson Global Sustainability Position Paper #2: Creativity in the Green Era Over the course of twelve years of preliminary education that are preparation for college or real life workforce, our objective is to acquire a foundation of knowledge
Glob. Sustainability Peer Comments: Green Team: Interesting use of facts at beginning of topic statement, clear and well planed design layout, and a timeline that sets definite goals of operation The A Team: Clear Layout, Good Timeline, great reference an
Position Paper: Assets
Thus far in our studies on global sustainability, the idea of a crisis is a resonating theme in our
readings and lectures, but the immensity of this word's meaning is often too great to fathom
Michael Robertson Constructing a more sustainable environment: global lessons learned SAS spring 2010 voyage & close to home Since 2007, over 50% of the world's population lives in cities This proportion is expected to continue to rise
Humans and Our Ecological Footprints
Ecological footprints: the amount of land or water area required to support a given population
I = PAT
Impact = Population x Affluence x Technology
I = Human impa
Problem: An existing predicament in local communities and individual infrastructures is the lack of
awareness about alternative energy opportunities and the lasting benefits in the implementation of
sustainable programs. In many circumstances, changes are
Michael Robertson Global Sustainability Limits to Growth "The roots of our current dilemma lie in the enormous growth of the human enterprise." Lester Brown, Plan B 3.0 The earth is full; concept that the world is a grid of houses, buildings, structures G
Michael Robertson Glob. Sustainability Reading Notes 9/2/2010
Under economic globalization, progress is judged by how well nations implement policies to grow the scale and scope of market economic activity, improve efficiency of factors of production, re
Food Systems/Food in America
Food systems resemble energy systems; we are being affected by our choices daily.
Personal Food Systems
* Where do you get your food?
* How do you get your food?
* Where does it go after you've used it?
* What factors influenc
Food Health It is estimated that the number of children suffering from malnutrition related diseases is 44 million. Other objects (MDGs) in 2000 were: increasing availability of clean drinking water, increasing primary education availability, and reducing
Michael Robertson Indiana Stevens Rachael Spencer Katelyn Mattey Global Sustainability 6 October 2010 EnviroVibes The initial goal set forth by the EnviroVibes group was the spread of environmental conscientiousness amongst adolescents in the Charlottesvi
Energy: What's the problem? What's the solution?
Since the industrial revolution we have created a way of life that is utterly dependent upon the
burning of fossil fuels, a FINITE resource.
90% of U.S. And world energy is based on fo
Envirovibes Conceptual Design
The original problem that we decided to address is that many communities suffer from a
lack of action towards sustainable efforts due to a lack of education a
Global Sustainability Chap 4, Brown notes Two current energy revolutions: 1. shift to new energy efficient technologies all over 2. shift from a society dependent on coal, oil and natural gas to one powered by wind, solar, and geothermal energy In 2009, L
The central goal of our group is to efficiently and effectively convey the purpose and benefits of wind
and solar energy to middle school children, using a wind turbine and solar panels as resources. Though
there were several shifts in our desig