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- Thursday, 28 October 2010 | Submitted by Franco Varriano
Dr. Karl-Henrik Robert, the founder of The Natural Step and an international thought leader on sustainable development, joins BNN to talk about the sustainability imperative and the opportunities it presents for companies.
About Dr. Karl-Henrik Robèrt
A doctor and oncologist by training, Dr. Robèrt founded The Natural Step in 1989 to promote a unifying framework for social and ecological sustainability based on a scientific consensus. An Ashoka Fellow and winner of many prestigious awards, he has made a global impact in promoting and implementing sustainability.
- Wednesday, 27 October 2010 | Submitted by Franco Varriano
Thanks to North Oakville Today and Ian Holroyd for the article.
The solution of sustainability is not an easy one but Sheridan College may be able to help.
Dr. Karl-Henrik Robèrt, a world leader in sustainable development, told the audience at Macdonald Heaslip Hall at the Trafalgar Campus that there is a particular emission from post-secondary institutions that jeopardizes sustainability.
“It’s not from bad chemicals and detergents and green gases and wastewater,” said Robèrt. “The worst emission is ignorant students.”
Colleges and universities can help the sustainability process by incorporating sustainability in their curriculum, said Robert.
- Monday, 25 October 2010 | Submitted by Franco Varriano
Dominik Kurek, reporter for The Oakville Beaver, attended Dr. Karl-Henrik Robèrt's talk at Sheridan College on Monday October 18, 2010. Thank you to Dominik Kurek and The Oakville Beaver for this article.
The path to global sustainability is like a funnel, said Dr. Karl-Henrik Robèrt, founder of The Natural Step. That is because the deeper down the path of destruction we go, the narrower the funnel will become where it is more difficult for us to save the planet and eventually it will become impossible.
- Monday, 25 October 2010 | Submitted by Franco Varriano
John Colton is chair of the Centre for Rural Sustainability and is an Associate for The Natural Step. In this article he explores the issues and challenges surrounding planning and implementation of Municipal Sustainability Plans, of which the most commonly used were The Natural Step Frame work, for Municipal World.
Municipalities across Canada have either developed or in the process of developing Integrated Community Sustainability Plans (ICSPs) or similar types of planning documents that support municipal sustainability. While the catalyst for many of these initiatives is the opportunity to access funding through the federal gas tax program, there is also growing awareness that planning for sustainability is the right thing to do.
[...] Sustainability planning was supported by a number of frameworks from which municipalities borrowed key concepts that would support their planning. Those frameworks most commonly used were The Natural Step, Life Cycle Analysis, and (to a lesser extent) Smart Growth. Several municipalities invested resources into training staffto better familiarize them with sustainability frameworks and processes. This occurred most frequently with The Natural Step, and where this occurred it was noted that the cultural mind shift toward sustainability planning was enhanced significantly. Unfortunately, while many respondents noted the importance ofsupporting a cultural mind shift with respect to susfainability, lack offunds was a barrier to this type of training.
- Wednesday, 20 October 2010 | Submitted by Marieke
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Employee volunteers are an important dimension of any company’s philanthropic efforts. When employees are engaged in a company’s social and environmental initiatives, people see that the company is more than a bank throwing money at random causes in an effort to buff up its image.
- MEDIA ADVISORY: Rare Opportunity to Interview Distinguished Global Sustainability Leader from Sweden, Dr. Karl-Henrik RobèrtTuesday, 19 October 2010 | Submitted by Josh Snider
Dr. Karl-Henrik Robèrt-Founder of The Natural Step and Ashoka Fellow-on Speaking Tour in Canada
OTTAWA, ONTARIO--Dr. Karl-Henrik Robèrt, the Founder of The Natural Step and an internationally recognized thought leader on sustainable development, is coming from Sweden for an exclusive speaking tour in Canada. He will be in London and Oakville on October 18, and in Toronto from October 19-21.
- Tuesday, 19 October 2010 | Submitted by Franco Varriano
The Natural Step, an internally recognized non-profit organization specializing in sustainability is proud to publish our case study on Max, Sweden’s oldest and most popular hamburger chain. Max President and owner Richard Bergfors and the Director of Sustainability Pär Larshans are now on a North American tour to view over 70 fast food restaurants.
- Tuesday, 19 October 2010 | Submitted by Anouk Bertner
October 19th, 2010, Stockholm, Sweden – The Natural Step, an internationally recognized non-profit organization specializing in sustainability is proud to publish our case study on Max, Sweden’s oldest and most popular hamburger chain. Max President and owner Richard Bergfors and the Director of Sustainability Pär Larshans are now on a North American tour to view over 70 fast food restaurants.
- Monday, 18 October 2010 | Submitted by Franco Varriano
Apparue tout récemment dans Gaϊa Presse : l’environnement au quotidien, Andrée Mathieu, enseignante à la Maîtrise de Gestion et développement durable à l'Université de Sherbrooke, discute de la réalité du développement durable au Québec en lien avec la question des gazes de schiste et le cadre The Natural Step.
- Friday, 15 October 2010 | Submitted by Franco Varriano