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Sustainability for the Americas Initiative: Land Design Institute, Ball State University

Publications Posted on: March 06, 2007
The Ball State University Land Design Institute (LDI) pursues ecologically and culturally sustainable land design through education, research, outreach, and demonstration. LDI seeks to lead communities (local, regional, global) to sustainable futures.

Resource-Balance Design and Monitoring: Assessing Sustainability of FSEEC-LandLab as BSU's First Sustainable Built-site

Publications Posted on: March 06, 2007
This paper addresses the change from earth as self-managing ecosystem operating within local limits and natural laws, to a human-dominated ecosystem where people falsely believe they live outside natural limits and laws. It reviews the shift from low-technology and regional-economics to advanced technologies and globalization whose impacts exceed nature’s ability to regenerate and that render the earth incapable of self-management.

Social Memory of Short-term and Long-term Variability in the Sahelian Climate

Publications Posted on: March 06, 2007
The 170,000 km2 interior floodplain of the Middle Niger (Mali) is a tight mosaic of alluvial and desert microenvironments. The interannual to intermillennial climate change profiles of this fluvial anomaly thrust deep into the Sahel and southern Sahara are masterpieces of abrupt phase shifts and unpredictability. Response has been of two kinds.

Industrial Archaeology, Landscapes, and Historical Knowledge of Sustainability

Publications Posted on: March 06, 2007
The emergence of industrial life support systems in the last three centuries dramatically changed humanenvironmental relationships. Industrial landscapes are repositories of historical knowledge about this ecological revolution.

Devil's in the details: Using archaeological and historical data to refine ecosystem models at the local level

Publications Posted on: March 06, 2007
The United States Forest Service is charged with managing extensive and varied ecosystems throughout the country. Under the rubric of “ecosystem management” the goal has been to provide goods and services from Forest Service lands while maintaining ecological integrity.

GLOBE ONE: A Community-Based Environmental Field Campaign

Publications Posted on: March 06, 2007
The Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) program is an international environmental science and education program involving scientists, teachers and students in the collection, analysis, and display of data used in environmental monitoring and research.

Science, Communities, and Decision Making: How Can We Learn to Dance with Many Partners?

Publications Posted on: March 06, 2007
Ecosystem management, also called integrated management can be defined as integrated careful and skilful use, development, and protection of ecosystems using ecological, economic, social and managerial principles to sustain ecosystem integrity and desired conditions, uses, products, values, and services over the long term.

Engaging Industry in Community Decision Making for a Sustainable Future

Publications Posted on: March 06, 2007
Community based monitoring (CBM) is often directed at examining significant environmental impacts arising from the activities of industry. When industry is included as one of the active partners or stakeholders participating in CBM the results of monitoring are shared and there is a good opportunity to inform decision makers in ways that lead to positive outcomes.

Partnerships in Community-based Approaches to Achieving Sustainability: The Atlantic Coastal Action Program

Publications Posted on: March 06, 2007
The Government of Canada believes that a healthy democracy requires the active engagement of its citizens in understanding the economic, social, and environmental issues faced by the nation. In the Atlantic Region, Environment Canada has been actively working, for more than a decade, on helping citizens achieve this integrated view and providing local communities with the means to develop their own visions of sustainability.

A successful experiment: The boundary spanner on the Bitterroot National Forest

Publications Posted on: March 06, 2007
The Bitterroot Ecosystem Management Research Project and the Bitterroot National Forest funded a boundary spanner to coordinate research activities taking place on the Forest, increase technology transfer and outreach, and foster increased dialogue among and between researchers and managers. Coordination involved use of a research special use permit and a GIS map to track research projects.

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