GeSI home: thought leadership on social and environmental ICT sustainability #global #e-sustainability

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Building a sustainable world through responsible, ICT-enabled transformation

Developing key tools, resources and best practices to be part of the sustainability solution

Providing a unified voice for communicating with ICT companies, policymakers and the greater sustainability community worldwide

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How digital solutions will drive progress towards the sustainable development goals

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Interview with Carmen Hualda, CSR Manager at Atlinks Holding Atlinks Holding is the winner of this year’s Leadership Index in the Manufacture & Assembly of ICT Equipment sector (SMEs). We speak to their CSR-QHSE Manager, Carmen Hualda. Read More Big Data for big impact: Let’s accelerate sustainability progress We now live in an era of exponential growth for data flows driven by the proliferation of connected objects in the Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem. Read More Innovation our way to the SDGs – a forum summary report The Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) and Verizon recently hosted a multi-stakeholder forum to identify the potential for information and communications technology (ICT) to catalyze progress towards the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Leaders from the ICT industry, other industry sectors, the technology startup sector, financial community, sustainability NGOs, academia, multilateral organizations, government, and media convened at the Verizon Innovation Center in San Francisco to spend a day focusing on the potential for innovative technology to address four priority solutions core to advancing the SDGs: (1) Food and agriculture; (2) Energy and climate; (3) Smart, sustainable communities; (4) Public health. Read More

To practise what we preach the GeSI website is hosted on an environmentally-friendly data centre located in Toronto, Canada. Green methods were employed wherever possible in the construction and for the ongoing and future operation of the data centre.

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MS Degree in Sustainability Management #degree #in #sustainability #management,degree #sustainability #management,ms #in

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MS Sustainability Management Curriculum

The Kogod M.S. in Sustainability Management degree at AU is designed to integrate future-oriented business education with environmental and social science, public policy, and international issues. It is one of the few non-MBA sustainability programs housed in a business school, and is fortunate to have the resources of one of the greenest universities in the U.S. to help advance sustainability both on and off campus.

Full-time students can complete the MSSM in one year . Part-time students can complete it in two years.

Curriculum

The MSSM is comprised of the successful completion of 21 credits in core courses and 9 elective credits, with the latter selected from dozens of courses in 4 sustainability career fields.

Core Courses

  • Sustainability Systems: Business, Science, Policy, and International Issues
  • Social Sustainability Strategy
  • Environmental Science or Environmental Sustainability and Public Policy or Environment and Politics
  • Marketing Management
  • Financial Analysis of the Firm
  • Sustainability International Experience
  • Applied Sustainability Management

SUSTAINABILITY CAREER TRACKS WITH SAMPLE ELECTIVE COURSES

  • Managing for Climate Change
  • Marketing for Social Change
  • Environment and Development
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Social Enterprise
  • New Venture Business Plan
  • Water, Energy, Sustainable Enterprise
  • Sustainable Products Purchasing
  • Consulting Practicum

Sustainability Communications Executive:

  • Managing Non-Profit Organizations
  • Environmental Sustainability Public Policy
  • Urban Planning and Sustainability

CAREER DEVELOPMENT

The Kogod Center for Career Development (KCCD) is committed to helping all students reach their career goals. Through the KCCD, students receive one-on-one coaching, group instruction, and access to customized industry and networking events, and on-campus recruiting.





Penn State Online #renewable #energy #and #sustainability #systems #degree, #penn #state #online

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Master of Professional Studies in Renewable Energy and Sustainability Systems

Lead the Shift toward Alternative Energy Production

Policy changes, technological advances, and an increased awareness of the world’s resources are creating a growing need for advanced expertise in renewable and sustainability systems. Now more than ever, it’s critical to prepare yourself to serve as a leader of the emerging green economy. The iMPS in Renewable Energy and Sustainability Systems can help you succeed in this dynamic marketplace.

This 32-credit online program provides you with the technical depth in areas related to renewable energy. Additionally, you can also gain a comprehensive understanding of the applications of technology in society, the energy economics, and the project development process.

To make the most of your graduate program, we strongly encourage you to customize your degree by selecting an option in one of four key areas: bioenergy. solar energy. wind energy. and sustainability management and policy .

Why an Online Degree from Penn State?

Penn State’s online intercollege Master of Professional Studies in Renewable Energy and Sustainability Systems (iMPS-RESS) degree is delivered through Penn State World Campus, drawing upon a strong partnership between four colleges and eight academic departments from within the University. It offers you the opportunity to benefit from the expertise and unique perspectives of faculty with diverse backgrounds in renewable energy.

Your Renewable Energy and Sustainability Systems Curriculum

This program presents you with a core curriculum focused on renewable energy and sustainability, plus the ability to choose from a number of courses focusing on wind energy, solar energy, bioenergy, and sustainability management and policy.

You will take 11 credits of core program courses and 18 credits of electives selected in consultation with your program adviser. You will then complete your studies with the 3-credit capstone experience.

Career Opportunities for RESS Graduates

This program can benefit you if you are already in the renewable and sustainability industry and looking to advance in your current position, or if you want to move into another segment of this rapidly evolving industry.

A Master’s in Renewable Energy and Sustainability Systems can prepare you to make an impact in the industry by serving in professional roles, including sustainability project manager, vice president of business development, environmental scientist, energy project analyst, research analyst, community planner, and energy project engineer.

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Planning underway for Mendenhall Glacier visitor center improvements #climate #change,cruise #ship,emission,glacier,greenhouse #gas,intergovernmental

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Planning underway for Mendenhall Glacier visitor improvements

View of the staging lot for waiting buses at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. (Photo by Matt Miller/KTOO)

Managers of Juneau s most popular tourist attraction say they’re planning for a more sustainable facility, even as the very object of many a visitors fascination continues retreating at a faster rate because of climate change.

Most of the $415,000 dollars for drafting a master plan for the U.S. Forest Service s Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center comes from the Federal Highway Administration. The plan may address everything from Glacier Spur Road access to improving parking, culverts, trails and other outdoor areas, and even heat loss from the large, inefficient windows at the Visitor Center.

Visitor Center Director John Neary briefly explained the plan during a press conference Tuesday about potential impacts to the Alaska tourism industry from climate change.

It seems like a no-brainer to me, Neary said.

We have people coming on cruise ships that are belching emissions that are contributing (to climate change), and they get on diesel buses that are belching emissions, and they land at the glacier, and get off, and they see this glacier, and they’re not making the connection between everything they’ve just done and what they’re seeing before them.

Neary went into more detail during an interview with KTOO immediately after the teleconferenced presentation. He’s open to ideas such as reconstruction of a Nugget Creek hydroelectric project that served miners a century ago, closing off the end of Glacier Spur Road and using an electric circulator or tram to transport visitors from a parking lot to the Center, and offering incentives for tour companies to electrify their bus fleet.

Passengers board a bus at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center on Tuesday. (Photo by Matt Miller/KTOO)

Such as, if we were to provide plug in stations for those buses with electricity at competitive rates, and with those stations offering the best parking spot that is available.

Neary points out that the Mendenhall Glacier is the most popular tourism destination with 450,000 visitors, or almost half of the total number of cruise ship passengers that visit Juneau each year. Of that number, about 10,000 visitors to the glacier are locals. He also said companies can’t sell trips to other destinations in Juneau (like the DIPAC hatchery, for example) unless the Mendenhall Glacier is included in the package.

Neary admits that achieving zero-net energy and zero-net waste at the Visitor Center, or entirely eliminating carbon emissions would be extremely difficult, if not impossible. But that’s not the ultimate goal anyway. He said their job as interpreters is about making that link, or connecting people to the landscape in a way that they never had thought about before.

We’re not making the fact that ‘You are the cause of the retreating glacier. You and everyone else.’ We all collectively need to address this. And a starting point would be right here at this Visitor Center.

He hopes that visitors will then go home, start a discussion, and take action in their own community.

Neary said they’ll finish the plan and have priorities identified by next spring. Implementation of the plan, however, may take years and a lot more funding.

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