Sustainability Round-Up

Today’s post is a round-up of my recent mini-discoveries on important aspects of sustainability.

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Our country needs more people working in sustainability. Towards that end, I just learned that Oregon State University offers a sustainability certificate online. (If I didn’t already have an advanced degree, I would seriously consider getting an online certificate in sustainability.)

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People often wonder about sustainability assessment tools and the triple bottom line. Well, the triple bottom line is people, planet and profit — the idea is to hold all three important, not only profit (that’s how so many messes get made). Another way it’s often expressed is ecology, economy and equity — the basis for 3E Strategies, a great organization in Central Oregon founded and directed by Cylvia Hayes, a person I deeply respect.

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Sustainability in the automotive industry: Of my current 71 posts, the most-read by far is Our Next Car: Prius Or Honda Hybrid? It’s not my personal favorite since I believe cars (any cars) are best put on a diet. But in fairness to the many readers who are clearly interested, here is a link to research on sustainability in the automotive industry.

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How to shrink our carbon footprint? This is what the Diamond Cut-Life really comes down to, i.e. crafting a hihh quality of life with a low carbon footprint. Click here to calculate your current footprint and here for a series of posts providing my real-life examples of how to reduce our carbon footprint.

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1 Response to “Sustainability Round-Up”


  1. 1 Marcie April 27, 2008 at 8:03 pm

    GRRRRRrr the certificate program requires a bachelors degree or higher…which I don’t have.

    sigh…
    sometimes i wish it was more about a person being willing to get a certificate vs how much education they already have.

    its very limiting for those of us who can’t just go out and get our bachelors currently.

    (its just a certificate, not a degree people!!)


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