After going to the Sustainability Symposium and seeing an array of billboards and posters, it is clearly sustainability is defined in different ways. My first assignment in MSUS 300, which I am currently enrolled, was to define sustainability using a variety of sources. After doing extensive research, I came to the conclusion that the Brundtland Commission’s definition of sustainability is the most accurate. Sustainability is the “development which meets the needs of current generations without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” Many of the posters, lectures and speakers define sustainability very differently. Continue reading Is Sustainable Food Management Possible at Bucknell?
On the heels of writing Paper 2, I found Jason McLennan’s talk about sustainability very intriguing. Basically, my paper outlines the ways in which Patagonia has committed to maintaining environmentally friendly and sustainable business practices, and explores them through a deontological approach to ethics. I talk a lot about the CEO, Yvon Chouinard, and not only the great vision he had for his company, but his unwavering determination to make his dreams a reality. Though it was only once a small company of only a few climbing buddies, Patagonia is one of the most successful outdoor apparel suppliers in the industry today.
I bring up Yvon Chouinard again because of the similarities I feel he shares with Jason McLennan. Continue reading Perceived Paper 2 Parallels