We think we know the world. From movies, TV reports, and the society around us, we “just know” many things that are, in fact, not true.Continue reading
Sustainability = bad for business?
It has been said that zero waste, zero carbon, sustainable industry is not profitable, that is, businesses can’t make money. As a result, it’s very difficult to make a big impact on this problem.
But is this true? Is sustainability (持続可能性) bad for business? Ray Anderson (July 28, 1934 – August 8, 2011) had a very different idea.But is this true? Is sustainability ( bad for business? Ray Anderson (July 28, 1934 – August 8, 2011) had a very different idea.
Top-down or bottom-up? Or both? https://www.tut.ac.jp/english/news/11957.html
What could we do here at Kochi University? At your table, discuss this with your friends. What are your top three recommendations for what we could do at Kochi University to increase sustainability? Write them on the small boards and be present them to the class (in English).
Of all the ideas you heard from presented today by your classmates, which one do you think would make the greatest impact at this university? Why?
“If we all do a little, we’ll only achieve a little”David MacKay (Sustainable Energy Without the Hot Air)
There are refugees from Asia, Middle East, Africa and many other countries globally who seek refuge in Japan. In many cases, they did not specifically choose Japan and they come here, out of the limited number of countries they can go, by chance as their Japan visa got approved. For those refugees fleeing from their country of origin in fear of persecution, it is a major challenge for them to obtain a legitimate passport and in some instances, they had to pay brokers in order to obtain a “fake passport” and leave the country.–The Japan Association of Refugees