I have collated some events worth noting this week, with relevance to sustainability.
Pictorial delights are courtesy of illustrator Andrew Groves, or rather, screenshots I have taken of his work.
Environment and Science
“Ladies and gentlemen, start your photovoltaics!” - a solar decathlon
-Handy to know
Ever had trouble establishing what phase the moon is in? When the moon is in a ‘C’ shape, it is waxing (or coming).
When the moon is in a ‘D’ shape, it is waning (or being doused). [This applies to the Southern Hemisphere - the pattern is reversed for the Northern Hemisphere.]
-Something to try at home
Put a stake through the heart of your energy vampires - All purpose guru.
Society and all things social
-Quotes of the week
“Stop. Love each other. Eat sandwiches. Don’t trade either of them for anything.” -Slate.com
“It’s weird, isn’t it, the moment you realise that homeless people are people just like you, with likes and dislikes and opinions, rather than being an amorphous mass.” -Telegraph.co.uk
Economy, Business and Finance
-Quote of the week
“Sustainability is a behavioural posture adopted by companies in order to meet the challenges and risks of an increasingly accountable world. It is part of the culture of a business, not a strategy or an agenda item. It doesn’t require a board seat or a brass plate. It is a vital, differentiated, distinguishable behaviour that exists in well-managed, forward-thinking businesses.” – Gerrit Heyns, The Guardian
Train driver wins $95,000 in adverse action claim against employer after being fired for a disability – and this is why you should care
-Try this at home
Governance and Management
Professional and generic employment-related material