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1 online resource (13 min.).
The Edmund Rice Sinon Secondary School in the city of Arusha in Northern Tanzania is doing more than almost anywhere in the world to preserve energy, water and raw materials - on a continent that is doing the least to contribute to global warming. The school's herd of 15 cows not only provides milk but also slurry which is supplemented by what's deposited in a toilet block and channelled into a large underground chamber where methane, or biogas, is collected and then pumped to the school's three kitchens. Almost every drop of water is recycled: what goes down the plug in a shower and laundry block is pumped onto the playing field while washing up water is used to create a pond and swamp for science lessons. Headteacher, Frank O Shea, his staff and pupils work hard to ensure nothing is wasted - sawdust from the carpentry workshop fuels another stove and even termite mounds are mixed with cement to build new classrooms.
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1 videodisc (58 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
"Professor Barnett's research on business strategies and why firms win and lose found that industrial evolution is driven more by innovation cycles due to competition than by explicit corporate strategies. Today, with a shift in consumer preferences in advanced industrialized economies toward products and services that are better for the environment, some businesses compete not only on cost, new features, or delighting the customer, but also on the environmental impact of their activities. Green businesses - particularly those cooperating with non-governmental environmental organizations or aligning their business models with governmental environmental policies - are the potential leaders of their industries' evolution."--Container.
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1 online resource (8 min.).
A secondary school demonstrates how they bring environmental issues and sustainability to life through cross-curricular teaching.Whitecross school, Gloucestershire, is an engineering specialist college for 11 to 16 year olds. With the help of Engineering Coordinator David Child, Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 students take part in green cross-curricular projects across different year groups.Engineering, science, geography, maths and ICT are all taught with the single goal of making the school more sustainable and students more aware of the environment.In Year 7, students design an energy island, experimenting with alternative energy generation. Students become energy surveyors assessing the school grounds.Year 8 pupils conduct an audit of the school's energy consumption, whilst Year 11 pupils lead a school green campaign as part of their citizenship module.Collectively, the teachers and students have created an ethos of sustainability that is built into the fabric of the site and throughout the curriculum.
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1 online resource (28 min.)
Businesses have always had to respond to different external influences. It was technology in the 80s and security in the 90s, but now a new challenge has emerged--climate change. Business owners are fast realizing that reducing their environmental footprint is not just a PR exercise, it's vital to their future. This program features a case study of businesses that have developed unique approaches to sustainability. Their visionary leaders reveal how becoming 'green' has helped make their businesses stronger and more financially viable. Through interviews we discover the problems they faced, the benefits of change and their organisation's future directions.
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1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 57 min.) : digital, .flv file, sound
Envision a society where economic opportunity, social justice and sustainable culture all spring from environmental stewardship. Imagine a world where nurturing the health of the planet is the catalyst for global financial success and social stability. Can you? Ten years ago, fourteen business owners in Portland, Oregon did just that. Using a sustainability tool called The Natural Step, these fourteen business owners looked at their business plans through the lens of environmental sustainability and began the journey to create businesses that would be responsible for earth's natural systems while building economic growth. Along the way, all fourteen developed 'A passion for sustainability'. Join these inspiring pioneers as they describe the journeys they have taken, the challenges and unexpected rewards they have experienced and their ultimate vision of a sustainable world. Prepare to be inspired, motivated and energized to begin your own journey and find your own 'Passion for sustainability'. Director: Eric G. Stacey.
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Stanford Technology Ventures Program, Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Seminar, videorecordings
Seligmann affirms that there are many business leaders interested in sustainability who understand the importance of sustainability for resource-related businesses.
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1 online resource (streaming video file) (30 minutes) : digital, .flv file, sound
Move from outer elements of sustainability—such as solar energy, ecocities, and organic agriculture—to inner dimensions of sustainability: spirituality, holistic health, and well-being. Learn what faith-based organizations have to say about sustainability, investigate meditation, and delve deeper into the Slow Food Movement..
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Stanford Technology Ventures Program, Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Seminar, videorecordings
Conservation International (CI) further advances their mission by helping major corporations ensure the sustainability of supply chains. CI's Executive Vice President Morris, Jennifer shares examples of some of the corporations they have helped prepare for the supply challenges of climate change. Morris also offers background on some of the public/private partnerships involving her organization.
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1 videodisc (ca. 91 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
"Feature-length environmental documentary, following an intrepid filmmaker as he uncovers the most destructive industry facing the planet today and investigates why the world's leading environmental organizations are too afraid to talk about it"--Container.
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1 online resource (1 streaming video file (62 min.) : color, sound).
  • Contents: Definitions
  • Types of digital library
  • Assemblage
  • Sustainability
  • Open access
  • Big deals
  • Repositories
  • Sustainability
  • Born digital
  • Digitisation
  • Examples
  • Business models
  • Business planning
  • Examples
  • Conclusions.
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1 online resource (streaming video file) (31 minutes) : digital, .flv file, sound
Look beyond recycling to the higher goal of sustainability. Then close the course by considering the Great Northeast Blackout of 2003. Caused by inadequately pruned trees and a software bug, this cascading sequence of infrastructure failures holds important lessons for the world of everyday engineering..
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Going to Green: Understanding Sustainability includes on location demonstrations of best practice ecosustainable activities. Based on the PBS series Edens Lost and Found,  Going to Green was developed to provide a standards-based environmental education curriculum for schools, colleges, and communities. The future of America- and, indeed, our planet- lies in the education of our young people about the issues facing our environment and our communities today. In this spirit,  Going to Green was developed. 
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Follow filmmaker/photographer Douglas Gayeton as he converses with and captures some of the foremost practitioners of sustainability in food and farming. Gayeton's visually provocative methods and unique artistic approach create and share a new language of sustainability. His art comes to life as animation fills his photographs to share people's stories.
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1 digital video file
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Stanford Technology Ventures Program, Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Seminar, videorecordings
Kavita Ramdas, President and CEO of The Global Fund for Women (GFW) understands the importance of sustainability for its grantees because it must also be a sustainable organization. GFW helps grantees by discussing up front ways for strengthening and expanding funding in communities. She stresses that sustainability is not to be confused with creating a profit-making venture. GFW also perceives that funding should continue over longer periods of time and groups should be encouraged to diversify funding base, build more capacity, engage with others in the community.
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1 videocassette (ca. 72 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/4 in.
A session from the 2005 Net Impact Conference, hosted by the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Business Library
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1 streaming video (72 minutes) : sound, colour.
  • Section 1. Introduction to urban resilience
  • Lesson 1. Definition of and questions about urban resiliency
  • Lesson 2. Global threats and urban problems
  • Section 2. Resilient city
  • Lesson 3. Resilience & adaptive capacity
  • Lesson 4. Spiral dynamics and resilient city
  • Lesson 5. Resilient communities
  • Lesson 6. Social capital, equity and economy
  • Section 3. The role of technology and authorities towards urban resilience
  • Lesson 7. The role of eco-technology, ICT and GIS
  • Lesson 8. Adaptation and mitigation
  • Lesson 9. The role of national and local governments
  • Section 4. Strategies and stakeholders towards urban resilience
  • Lesson 10. Urban design strategies
  • Lesson 11. Possible stakeholders for local resilience action planning
  • Lesson 12. Local resilience action plans
  • Lesson 13. Local resilience action plans - a technical analysis
  • Conclusion.
As the focus on sustainable living becomes more prevalent around the globe, it has become essential to engineer and plan cities so that they can maintain green practices efficiently. Highlights new approaches to developing resilient communities through the use of sustainable technologies. Investigating the impact of green approaches on mitigation and adaption while exploring emergent ways to establish resilient urban settings, this video is a critical resource for researchers, professionals in spatial sciences, students, and decision makers for cities.
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1 online resource (streaming video file) (146 minutes) : digital, .flv file, sound
so right so smart profiles companies on the cutting edge of more sustainable business practices who are proving that being environmentally friendly is both good for the earth and good for business. Their inspiring stories of leadership and innovative change provide hopeful models for the larger business community and other institutions. The primary focus of the film is a behind-the-scenes look at the transformation of Interface Inc., a global carpet manufacturer led by Ray Anderson, one of the early pioneers of green business practices.. In 1994, Anderson read Paul Hawken's The Ecology of Commerce and had an epiphany: the planet was in crisis and his business was contributing to the problem. Anderson spearheaded an often-challenging effort to transform Interface to a "restorative enterprise". Working with heart and commitment, Interface surrounded itself with some of the top experts in sustainability to educate and hold the company accountable. The film also includes shorter profiles of several companies who started out with a commitment to green business practices: Stonyfield Farm, Patagonia, Herman Miller, Seventh Generation and New Belgium Brewery. Prominent environmental authors and business experts share their experiences and insights, including Paul Hawken, John Picard, David Suzuki, Janine Benyus, Mona Amodeo, Jonathan Lash, and Hunter and Amory Lovins. Top executives featured in the film along with Ray Anderson include Yvon Chouinard of Patagonia, Gary Hirshberg of Stonyfield Farm, Doug McMillon of WalMart, Dan Hendrix of Interface and Paul Murray of Herman Miller..
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1 digital video file
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Stanford Technology Ventures Program, Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Seminar, videorecordings
Scale is very difficult in the non-profit sector, says Smith. The franchise model is not successful because there is no authority or ability to take away value if a franchise is not performing.
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1 streaming video (120 minutes) : sound, colour.
  • Section 1. Investigating the role of civil society in corporate social responsibility and sustainable development
  • Lesson 1. Definitions, theories and methods
  • Lesson 2. Social responsibility challenges and implications
  • Lesson 3. The role of the individual
  • Lesson 4. Societal expectations and goals
  • Lesson 5. Global and national challenges
  • Section 2. Connecting sustainable governance among corporations, governments and civil society
  • Lesson 6. The role of the corporation
  • Lesson 7. The role of government
  • Lesson 8. The role of civil society
  • Section 3. The strategic role of the social domain in sustainable competitive advantage
  • Lesson 9. Social competitiveness
  • Lesson 10. Non-market strategies.
The emphasis on green business solutions has motivated corporations of all types to focus on their own operations in order to ensure that they are having a positive impact on society as well as the environment. Partnering with organizations both within and outside of a specific industry can assist corporations in furthering their CSR strategy. Modern Cross-Sector Partnerships for Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability highlights the value of partnering with organizations across various sectors and industries in order to strengthen each organization's strategies and involvement within the communities they serve. Focusing on critical solutions for green and socially responsible business practice, this video project is an ideal resource for business professionals, executives, researchers, and business students.
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1 online resource (24 min.).
Throughout the world, innovative thinkers and entrepreneurs are transforming their communities, making the dream of sustainable living a reality. The United Kingdom's push for sustainable housing developments raises awareness of energy efficiency and promotes eco-friendly home design. Cement alternatives developed in Australia reduce the carbon footprint for concrete production by 60%. Two industrial designers from Colombia are creating fashion items from recycled tires. In the Philippines, the inventor of coconut fiber nets shows how his company helps prevent devastating mudslides in the region and provides employment to locals.

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