Documentation:Research Commons/FIRE Talks/2014-2015/Sustainable Planet
WHAT: Sustainability is one of the pillars of UBC's strategic plan. How does that commitment play out in your academic life? How has concern for a healthy environment directed your research or prompted you to change your behaviour? What research or strategies in your discipline contribute to a Sustainable Planet?
- Spark your thinking: Consider social sustainability, health and well-being, engineering, green building design, waste reduction, policy, education, farming, genetically modified organisms, climate change, stormwater management, alternative energy, carbon-neutral practices
WHEN: Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 4-6pm
WHERE: Koerner Library, Room 216
Want to participate?
ATTEND: Any graduate student can attend a FIREtalk! You do not need to submit a presentation to attend a FIREtalk and participate in the discussions. Register in advance, or simply show up!
- Social capital perspective towards social sustainability - Marcelo Bravo (Interdisciplinary Studies Graduate Program)
- Human greed and sustainability - Amin Nouri (Chemical Engineering)
- Partnerships for a Sustainable Planet - Mehdi Piltan (Industrial Engineering Group)
- The Plight of the (Honey) Bee - Amanda Van Haga (Genome Science and Technology)
From Marcelo Bravo:
- Hooghe, M., & Stolle, D. (2003) Generating social capital: Civil society and institutions in comparative perspective. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
- Castiglioni, D. (2008) Social capital between community and society in The Oxford Handbook of Social Capital. Edited by Dario Castiglione and Jan Van Deth. Oxford University Press.
- Vancouver Foundation (2012) Connections and Engagement. Vancouver, BC: Author
From Amin Nouri:
- Jackson, T. (2011). Prosperity without growth: Economics for a finite planet Taylor and Francis. doi:10.4324/9781849774338
- Concept: "The Jevons Paradox"
From Amanda Van Haga:
- Winston, M. L. (1987). The biology of the honey bee. Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press.
- ScientificBeekeeping.com (Beekeeping Through the Eyes of a Biologist)
- Hives for Humanity (Local non-profit that encourages community connections through apiculture)
If you have any comments or questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.