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Development Alternatives: Training on Green Buildings

Development Alternatives: Training on Green Buildings

Events, Green Jobs
Development Alternatives, a non-profit organisation established in 1983 creating large scale sustainable livelihoods is organising a Capacity Building Series (2008- 09) for Green Buildings: Designing a Sustainable Future Globally, around 40 % of virgin materials and energy and 16 % of the annually available fresh water are consumed by the construction sector. The construction and operation of buildings together trigger a number of environmental problems such as indiscriminate mining and quarrying, deforestation and non-renewable fuel based electricity consumption. Urbanization and economic growth in Asia will only intensify in the foreseeable future, thus placing an even greater demand on finite natural resources and energy. Many Asian countries have begun to put in place strateg
Sustainable Development: An Oxymoron??

Sustainable Development: An Oxymoron??

Articles
ox•y•mo•ron n. A rhetorical figure in which incongruous or contradictory terms are combined. For example: deafening silence, mournful optimist, blank copy. Some “experts” would want to add the phrase sustainable development to the above list of examples. Such critics of the concept of sustainable development also suggest that it should instead be termed as “sustainable de-growth”, since they believe that environment and development (or growth) are antithetical to each other; that is, environment degradation is the price that needs to be paid if development is to be achieved. Deteriorating environment is often linked with increasing economic activity, requiring deforestation, energy consumption etc. “Development” is usually held responsible for environmental damage, while environmentali

Is It Their Mistake? – A Poem On Sustanability

Articles
Priyadarshini is pursuing her final year B.Tech in Energy & Environmental Engineering from Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU), Coimbatore. She is presently doing an internship on Youth and Climate Change in South Asia at the Center for Environment Education (CEE), Ahmedabad. The following poem was penned by her after a visit to a slum. Is it their mistake? By Priyadarshini. B I wonder if it is their mistake to be like that? The day, a single thought that made a spark in my darkened mind. One should not sit inside large rooms and talk about sustainable development, Visit a slum and you will know what sustainability really means…… You live in a good room, still aiming for a better one? Think about them - a house made full of waste you throw away, and can’t imagine if