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Language and sustainability

At a basic level, the study of a language other than our own exposes us to difference. We engage with other cultures in a sympathetic way and language studies often …

Humanity and the Natural World

Humans have a tendency to be egocentric and perceive that their ideology – be it personal, religious or cultural – is ‘right’ and that others are ‘wrong’. For this reason, …

Contrasting worldviews

Following the Enlightenment, the idea of a human duty of care towards the natural world has been replaced with a more despotic version of dominion with humans at its centre. …

Open educational resources

Open Educational Resources (OER) are educational materials that are freely available, usually via the web, for use and for modification. They are often made available through Creative Commons licences – …

Sustainability Plans

The publication of sustainability strategies does not prove that a corporation is truly embracing the sustainability agenda. But it does mean that a company is putting itself up for judgement …

From carbon footprint to carbon brainprint

Our next Cripps House conversation focuses upon ‘Learning for and through sustainability’. Listen to Professor Wyn Morgan outlining the impact of the internet upon learning and the most recent developments …

Poverty and climate change

Now we move beyond health to the broader social implications of unsustainability. Listen to sociologist John Holmwood asking his colleague Tony Fitzpatrick about the relationship between poverty and climate change. …

What is Corporate Social Responsibility?

Corporate social responsibility (CSR, also called corporate conscience, corporate citizenship, social performance, or sustainable responsible business/responsible business) is a form of corporate self-regulation integrated into a business model. CSR policy …

Business and the Trust Deficit

Please read the PDF below for the full version of this article. Simon Wright examines the key drivers, social, environmental, institutional, that are increasingly pushing business leaders and corporations into …

Keeping the heat in Cripps House

Postgraduate researcher Thom talks to Nottingham’s Environment Officer, Helen Rutherford, about energy usage in Cripps House. Helen explains to Thom how we can judge the energy efficiency of our domestic …

Improving our energy use

Improving the sustainability of energy use by applying demand-side measures involves two distinct approaches: Technological Social The technological approach involves installing improved energy conversion (or distribution) technologies that require less …

The rebound effect

When individuals or organisations implement energy efficiency improvements, they usually save money as well as energy. However, if the money saved is then spent on higher standards of service, or …