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Sustainability Resources and Data

 

Presentations

Yakima, May 2010

Faculty Lecture, October 27, 2010

Sustainability Summit - Story of the Month

Sustainability

Sightline Institute - contemporary issues affecting our bioregion

The Rational Middle Series

The World's Biggest Problems

Berkley Earth - Climate Date

Dieoff - Various Issues

Chris Jordan Photographs - These will give you a different perspective

The North Pacific Plastic Garbage Patch - Motivation to avoid the use of plastic

Housing and Transportation Affordability Index (Brookings Institution)

Pierce County Bike Map

The Story of Stuff Project by Annie Leonard

Systems Thinking

EPA Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Large Facilities Map and Data

Developing Safe Bicycle Access to Pierce College:  Bikes Belong  and Alliance for Biking & Walking

Favorite Graphs that reflect World Issue

Petroleum Issues

Culture Change - Issues about the ubiquity and depletion of petroleum

Energy Bulletin - Information about all energy sectors

Oil Production and Oil Consumption Data  Other

 

1.  All issues relating to world population require an understanding of mathematics. 

    A. Per Capita v Life Expectancy graph. or  Hans Rosling's Demonstration 

 

2.  Sustainability

    A.  How far does food travel from source to our tables?   Sustainable Table

 

 

Non-mathematical Problems that require mathematics

 

Eventually, this section will contain a list of significant problems of a regional, national and global interest that can only be understood through mathematics.

1.  How much would fuel economy need to improve to compensate for population growth?

2.  A large piece of the economy is fueled by the exploitation of non-renewable resources.  What happens when those are substantially depleted?

3.  How many acres of farmland are needed to sustain each person.

 

Link to some interesting algebra and stats projects

 

 

Petroleum

US Crude Oil Consumption Data, Energy Information Administration , Excel  

US Crude Oil Production Data, EIA, Excel

Basic Petroleum Statistics, EIA

 

 

2.2

2.2 I

 

Wealth Gap

Youtube Video

A world without poverty - Microfinance

Wealth Gap Data for States

Equality Trust and Poverty Issues

 

Groups and organizations trying to make a difference

Puget Soundkeeper Alliance Interactive Map

Santa Fe Institute

Venus Project

The Global Education Project

Degrowth

The Automatic Earth - A blog about the financial aspect of our current world

Terracycle

Monolithic Domes

 

Snow Data

http://www.nichols.edu/departments/glacier/snowpack_variations_in_the_north.htm

http://www.wa.nrcs.usda.gov/snow/

 

 

Water

http://www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/wr/cwp/images/pdf/OCR_VRA_DRAFT-final.pdf

 

http://www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/wr/cwp/crwmp.html

 

http://apps.leg.wa.gov/rcw/default.aspx?cite=90.90&full=true

 

http://www.nap.edu/openbook.php?record_id=10962&page=71

 

http://or.water.usgs.gov/pubs_dir/Pdf/columbia_bistate.pdf

 

http://waterwiki.net/index.php/Water_Conflict_and_Cooperation/History_of_Humanity_and_Water#Water_Wars_and_Water_Peace:_Hegemonic_Concepts_in_Water_Discourse

 

Windmill Information

 

http://www.wind-watch.org/faq-output.php