Welcome to the blog of the course and textbook Facing up to global warming: What is going on and what you can do about it. This course is run by Professor Nick Gray of the Trinity Centre for the Environment at Trinity College Dublin.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

personal definition of sustainability- Katie Smith

Sustainability means personally getting involved in maintaining all the natural resources, which we take for granted, for the people that will live here after us. It also means leaving a good example behind us, so that those people will continue to get involved in the maintenance of these vital resources.

Katie Smith  Human Genetics

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

New definitions of Sustainability - Bredeen Rooney

Each year on the Living Sustainably course students are asked to write their own persoanl definition of sustainability.  Over the coming weeks some of these will be posted on our blog:

Today definition is by  Bredeen Rooney

“Sustainability” is a moral obligation regarding our planet. Our generation needs to alter the current pace of development and use of resources so that it is sustainable enough to guarantee future generations have the same opportunities that we do, and also for the sake of our shared planet.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Living Sustainably Course 2013: Defining Sustainability

This year’s Living Sustainably course (BCBOT) started on Monday and each year students are asked to write a personal definition of sustainability in no more than 50 words.  Last year’s students wrote some amazing definitions, many of which were posted.  To mark their achievement and to give our new students some inspiration you can download the complete list from last year here.

Watch out for new definitions which will be posted over the coming weeks.

Nick Gray