“Sustainability” is a hot word right now- especially at Willamette. Out of 1068 colleges and universities participating in a survey by the National Wildlife Federation, Willamette was recognized as the most dedicated to sustainability. So we thought we extend the question “What does sustainability look like to you?” to our international friends. In this issue, [...]
Archive for February 28th, 2009
“When you are poor, environmental conservation is a luxury that you cannot afford,”
David Woollcombe – Peace Child International
Like many countries in the world, Morocco also faces a serious environmental damage. Morocco suffers from huge natural resources scarcity especially for water and land. Recently, industrialization and urbanization have been creating serious issues as well.
Czech Republic has been following the trends, moving toward a cleaner environment and sustainable industry practices. Things are moving, although there is still a lot to be done. I grew up in an environmentally undamaged area so my view is that of “things are good.”
Germany prides itself of being a green country and claims international
pioneer positions in environmental policy. A key element of the Red-Green
coalition (Social Democrats and the Green Party), major changes have been
brought about with the help of vice chancellor and foreign minister
Joschka Fischer between 1998 and 2005, especially with regard to the
energy and climate change policies.
Sustainability is such an important topic for Japan since Japan is a country which does not have many resources. Recycling, producing efficiently, and environmental production, are ecological contexts have been popularized over the past 10 years and Japanese have a high interest in sustainability.
There are many things that can be said about sustainability. Over the past few years, I think people in France have become more and more aware of the problems generated by the negative impact of non-recyclable items which jeopardize sustainable development. I think this feeling is shared in many countries in Europe. People get involved [...]