Research in computer and information science and engineering (CISE) is the focus of the CCC report on “Science, Engineering, and Education of Sustainability: The Role of Information Sciences and Engineering” Adequatly adressing sustainability problems from the perspective of CISE are critical for addressing core problems, in which CISE researchers must be central to interdisciplinary teams. The report depicts an ecosystem for sustainable research, focused on BigData as the foremost challenge in sustainability science and engineering
Opening content implies a sustainable use and re-use of information and status validation within the scientific community. Open Data in Science would avoid duplication efforts and thus be more sustainable. Even if there is a default mechanism of sharing knowledge already practiced by scientific researchers, this system needs to be changed and made functional. More information in this Open Knowledge Foundation blog post about Rufus Pollock’s interview.
TSRI has been be approved by the Organic.Balkanet Leonardo da Vinci Transfer of Innovation project consortium as a new silent partner. This decision was taken by unanimity by representatives of all partner institutions in the last Organic.Balkanet meeting in Maribor, Slovenia. As in other EU funded initiatives, TSRI will provide studies and solutions for sustainability issues related to the project outcomes.
There is now widespread recognition that a rapid shift from industrial monoculture to sustainable farming is needed to save the climate and guarantee food security for all. See source from UN Agencies…
Dr Mae-Wan Ho and collagues explain in the Food Futures Now report how organic agriculture and localised food and energy systems can potentially compensate for all greenhouse gas emissions due to human activities and free us from fossil fuels.
The FCForum has published a declaration and how-to on Sustainable models for creativity in the digital age. The declaration enacts a re-thinking of the economic structures that have been financing culture up until now, which may have become anachronistic and detrimental to civil society. The report deals with several fields of observation, from music to publishing to film-making to software. It describes new sources of sustainability and a general framework based in cooperation versus competition. It also provides a handful bibliography related with sustainability in the digital creation sector.
Why electronic products lifetime is so short? Is it compatible an ilimited production system with a finite resource planet?
An extremely interesting doc about programmed obsolescence.
Hoping it not be deprecated.
TSRI has been be approved by the Organic.Mednet project consortium as a new silent partner. TSRI will provide studies and solutions for sustainability issues related to the project outcomes. The decision was taken by the project consortium during the 3rd project meeting taking place on Dec 9th in Athens, Greece. Further agreements with the Organic.Balkanet project consortium are under way.