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Intro to sustainability thinking

Intro to sustainability thinking
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    • KAUA`I COUNTY Management Training Applied Sustainability on Kaua`iThe Kauaian Institute Ken Stokes kauaian.net
    • KAUA`I COUNTY Management Training Applied Sustainability on Kaua`i THREE SPHERES SUSTAINABILITY THINKINGThe Kauaian Institute Ken Stokes kauaian.net
    • KAUA`I COUNTY Management Training Applied Sustainability on Kaua`i The Sustainability Prism: An Institutional View Source: Friends of the Earth/Europe http://www.foeeurope.org/sustainability/sustain/t-content-prism.htm Also  see:  Visualising  Sustainabilty   http://computingforsustainability.wordpress.com/2009/03/15/visualising-­‐sustainability/  The Kauaian Institute Ken Stokes kauaian.net
    • KAUA`I COUNTY Management Training Applied Sustainability on Kaua`i SUSTAINABILITY TOOLKIT: THE 3 Fs 1. FRAMING (Communicating Complex Issues) 2. FEEDBACK (Modeling Causal-Loop Systems) 3. FOOTPRINT (Accounting For Ecological Costs)The Kauaian Institute Ken Stokes kauaian.net
    • KAUA`I COUNTY Management Training Applied Sustainability on Kaua`i WHAT IS FRAMING? Matthew Nisbet on Framing Climate Change http://bigthink.com/matthewnisbet#!ooid=N0czhnOjHaO-xy2KxTUK60A64JzXeaxc&video_idea_id=11696The Kauaian Institute Ken Stokes kauaian.net
    • KAUA`I COUNTY Management Training Applied Sustainability on Kaua`i FRAMING ILLUSTRATION: FAMILY VALUESThe Kauaian Institute Ken Stokes kauaian.net
    • KAUA`I COUNTY Management Training Applied Sustainability on Kaua`i “The multiple problems of sustainability will not be solved by this generation or the next. Our role is to frame them in such a way as to create the possibility that they might someday be resolved.” Framing Sustainability, David W. OrrThe Kauaian Institute Ken Stokes kauaian.net
    • KAUA`I COUNTY Management Training Applied Sustainability on Kaua`i   Framing Sustainability as the Future Here are six broad areas of focus for a vision of the future that is deeply compelling to the majority of citizens while making clear that our current situation is unacceptable. • Prosperity There is no future that is bright without being green. • Security Frame it as reducing risk and those who drag their feet as soft on security. • Luxury Systematically juxtapose eco-conscious and sexy affluence with crass, unhealthy and polluting lifestyles. • Health Frame it not just as a health issue, but as a middle-American, mainstream, regular people health issue. • Progress Frame it as the only sensible and cool path to building futures that exceed our wildest dreams. • Success, Not Self-Esteem Set the science-based bar and provide mechanisms for people to see where they measure up, but dont lull people back to sleep in order to spare their self-esteem. “Reframing the Planet”, Alex SteffenThe Kauaian Institute Ken Stokes kauaian.net
    • KAUA`I COUNTY Management Training Applied Sustainability on Kaua`i HOW TO TALK ABOUT SUSTAINABILITY From FUD to HIP  Fear  Hope  Uncertainty >  Inspiration  Doubt  Preparation We need to talk about the right kinds of priorities, in the right ways, to the right audiences.The Kauaian Institute Ken Stokes kauaian.net
    • KAUA`I COUNTY Management Training Applied Sustainability on Kaua`iThe Kauaian Institute Ken Stokes kauaian.net
    • KAUA`I COUNTY Management Training Applied Sustainability on Kaua`i WHAT IS SYSTEMS THINKNG? Peter Senge synopsis of the state of practice in systems thinking http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7_-nfb3f1s&feature=player_embedded (5-min video)The Kauaian Institute Ken Stokes kauaian.net
    • KAUA`I COUNTY Management Training Applied Sustainability on Kaua`i THIS IS SYSTEMS THINKING?The Kauaian Institute Ken Stokes kauaian.net
    • KAUA`I COUNTY Management Training Applied Sustainability on Kaua`i SYSTEMS THINKING ILLUSTRATEDThe Kauaian Institute Ken Stokes kauaian.net
    • KAUA`I COUNTY Management Training Applied Sustainability on Kaua`i SYSTEMS DYNAMICS ILLUSTRATEDThe Kauaian Institute Ken Stokes kauaian.net
    • KAUA`I COUNTY Management Training Applied Sustainability on Kaua`i THINKING ABOUT SYSTEM COLLAPSEThe Kauaian Institute Ken Stokes kauaian.net
    • KAUA`I COUNTY Management Training Applied Sustainability on Kaua`i VISCIOUS CYCLE ILLUSTRATED http://www.theoildrum.com/node/4373 Jeff Vale, Geopolitical DisruptionsThe Kauaian Institute Ken Stokes kauaian.net
    • KAUA`I COUNTY Management Training Applied Sustainability on Kaua`i AVOIDING FIXES THAT FAIL The power of systems thinking Action delay Gap Unintended Consequences Unintended Consequences Desired State Current State “Too often, the cause of our problems is our solutions… We cannot resolve any one of these threats without finding resolutions for all of them together.” Amory Lovins, Chairman & Chief Scientist Rocky Mountain InstituteThe Kauaian Institute Ken Stokes kauaian.net
    • KAUA`I COUNTY Management Training Applied Sustainability on Kaua`i WHAT IS AN ECOLOGICAL FOOTPRINT? http://www.educapoles.org/docs/projects/flash_animations/energy2_02_en_090202.swf Mathis (5min) VIDEOS/MathisWackernagel_clip2.mp4 Footprint calculator http://www.ecofoot.org/ Cool Climate Footprint calculator http://coolclimate.berkeley.edu/The Kauaian Institute Ken Stokes kauaian.net
    • KAUA`I COUNTY Management Training Applied Sustainability on Kaua`i WHAT’S IN AN ECOLOGICAL FOOTPRINT? (required to be planted in exotic forests to absorb our carbon dioxide emissions). (area required to support the fishingThe Kauaian Institute industry and the production of Ken Stokes seafood) kauaian.net
    • KAUA`I COUNTY Management Training Applied Sustainability on Kaua`iThe Kauaian Institute Ken Stokes kauaian.net
    • KAUA`I COUNTY Management Training Applied Sustainability on Kaua`i FOOTPRINT & HUMAN DEVELOPMENT Source: World Wildlife Fund, “Living Planet Report”, 2008The Kauaian Institute Ken Stokes kauaian.net
    • KAUA`I COUNTY Management Training Applied Sustainability on Kaua`i U.S. FOOTPRINT TRENDS OVERSHOOT ENERGY LAND SOURCE: Global Footprint Network <footprintnetwork. org>The Kauaian Institute Ken Stokes kauaian.net
    • KAUA`I COUNTY Management Training Applied Sustainability on Kaua`i FOOTPRINT COMPARISON NOTE: “ Global Share ” = 2.9 acres per capita SOURCE: WWF Footprint of Nations, 2008The Kauaian Institute Ken Stokes kauaian.net
    • KAUA`I COUNTY Management Training Applied Sustainability on Kaua`i BIOCAPACITY COMPARISONThe Kauaian Institute Ken Stokes kauaian.net
    • KAUA`I COUNTY Management Training Applied Sustainability on Kaua`i Share of total U.S. Ecological Footprint by category, derived from Cool Climate Calculator.The Kauaian Institute Ken Stokes kauaian.net
    • KAUA`I COUNTY Management Training Applied Sustainability on Kaua`i ONE PLANET LIVING The Math: Hawai`i Acres (millions) 4.0 Hawai`i Residents (millions) 1.3 Acres per resident: Hawai`i (excl. biodiversity reserve) 2.8 Global Share * 2.9 … Ecological Footprint * (acres per person) American average 9.7 Hawaii average 8.0 Footprint Reduction Needed * America 70% Hawaii 64% * Source: Based on “Cool Climate Calculator”, Berkeley nstitute for the EnvironmentThe Kauaian Institute Ken Stokes kauaian.net
    • KAUA`I COUNTY Management Training Applied Sustainability on Kaua`iThe Kauaian Institute Ken Stokes kauaian.net
    • KAUA`I COUNTY Management Training Applied Sustainability on Kaua`i FOOTPRINT BY INCOMEThe Kauaian Institute Ken Stokes kauaian.net
    • KAUA`I COUNTY Management Training Applied Sustainability on Kaua`i KAUAI’S ECOLOGICAL FOOTPRINT Equivalent to 175,000 acres Or 92.4M gallons of gas annually (Plus 144k ac. & 76M gal. for visitors) Source: Cool Climate Calculator, Berkeley Institute for the EnvironmentThe Kauaian Institute Ken Stokes kauaian.net
    • KAUA`I COUNTY Management Training Applied Sustainability on Kaua`i A FRAMEWORK FOR SUSTAINABILITY THINKING • 3 SPHERES • 3 TOOLS • 6 CHALLENGESThe Kauaian Institute Ken Stokes kauaian.net
    • KAUA`I COUNTY Management Training Applied Sustainability on Kaua`i HOW DO WE MANAGE NEW LEARNING?                                                                   Source:    The  Kauaian  Institute  The Kauaian Institute Ken Stokes kauaian.net
    • KAUA`I COUNTY Management Training Applied Sustainability on Kaua`i I L L U S T R A T I V E S Y N O P S I S                        The Kauaian Institute Ken Stokes kauaian.net