Sustainability performance measures blog

Having encouraged Sustainability Victoria to blog, I discovered reading for a board meeting that they’d been doing just that for a few months. They didn’t get precious and needlessly delay action by insisting on having it within their own domain. They just went to WordPress and set up a blog which is great to see. The blog focuses on evaluation and is part of a larger process within SV in which we’re looking at performance measures, something that we can and will improve but which is more easily said than done. The staff involved in the project are also documenting the ‘journey’ they’re on which I think is great.

So go and have a look at it, maybe subscribe to it if you’re interested in that kind of stuff, and watch this space.

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observa
observa
11 years ago

Just more of the same Gruesome Greasum from those who can no longer sustain their scientific argument and have now switched tack to arguing for their own sustainability as being sustainability for all-
“Let’s face it, we are an intergovernmental body and our strength and acceptability of what we produce is largely because we are owned by governments.”
http://joannenova.com.au/2010/09/pachauri-admits-the-ipcc-just-guesses-the-numbers/comment-page-1/#comment-83344
The battlers and working families can now draw sustenance and comfort from the odd free draught stoppers and shorter showers by all accounts, while it’s spin and advocacy business as usual for their elite betters. And they wonder why I’m a conservative market green. It’s a quaint old relic called conscience.

FDB
FDB
11 years ago

“I’m a conservative market green. It’s a quaint old relic called conscience.”

Wait… it’s what?

FDB
FDB
11 years ago

A conservative market green puts me in mind of iceberg lettuce.

Tel
Tel
11 years ago

Observa, I think you are slightly missing the point…

SV are at least sharing information and making an effort to engage the public. While I agree with you that these departmental sustainability efforts tend to be a waste of time, at least in principle the idea of achieving a sustainable lifestyle is a sensible goal and part of that is accepting that fossil fuels will run out (although there is plenty of coal in Aus for my lifetime). Engaging the public in terms of ideas and discussion is one of the few things SV can be doing that is useful (longer term, probably not the next election cycle).

IHeartJoanneNova
IHeartJoanneNova
11 years ago

Yes, this free WordPress blog, and its insights into the workings of a governmental department, certainly are a fitting tribute to all of the millions of billions of dollars teh government pours into secretly establishing a global totalitarian take over of our freedoms via the myth of climate change.

observa
observa
11 years ago

“World governments are meeting this week to try to set up a new international body that would put the global destruction of the natural world on an equal footing with the threat of climate change.

The proposed new organisation would be modelled on the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC), which was set up 22 years ago.”
http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/jun/09/france-japan-ipcc-for-nature

Well when your doomsday science of global warming.. err..climate change is falling apart under scrutiny it’s any port in a storm so it’s all about fluffy kittens now folks.

“Ecologists unveil plan for ‘barometer of natural life’
Paper co-authored by E O Wilson calls for thousands of scientists to collect information on 160,000 species deemed representative of life on Earth”
http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/apr/08/barometer-of-life
More rent-seeking casts of thousands for their shiny new fluffy kittens crusade and that eloquent pyramid scheme of theirs. It’s all about sustainability now folks. Theirs at the commanding heights of that pointy pyramid.

On and on it goes with their Global Gruesome Greasum empire building all in the name of Gaia with no skerrick of shame or remorse for their total lack of achievement to date, deficits notwithstanding. Simply pour more rent-seekers and special pleaders with the right kind of compassionatte club values at the ‘problem’. You would have thought Copenhagen would have made them stop and take stock of their lunar prescriptions like carbon credit creation, ‘reshiftables’, cash for clunkers and Toyota CEOs,etc but no, simply redefine the problem and carry on full speed ahead with business as usual. Surely the good ship Sustainability Victoria and all those who sail with her could work some intricate sphaghetti and meatballs diagrams into that lovely pyramid schematic of theirs?

Let Gaia’s epitaph read- They all meant well!

observa
observa
11 years ago

Not so much totalitarians Nic as Sustainability Victorians-

“There’s a divide occurring in society premised on carbon and how we handle it. It’s become a moralistic split. It’s not based on class, but being rich certainly helps when it comes to being seen to minimise carbon footprints.

“Certain people have smugly created a new low-carbon fraternity. It’s a new way of reframing their contempt for the oiks, the chavs, the lower orders. It all has a very Victorian feel about it.”

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/opinion/sustainable-were-a-lot-smarter-than-that/story-e6frg6zo-1225914025010

“We seem to have lost any notion of the future as a positive place to be. We’ve forgotten that humans are endlessly creative individuals. We instead see ourselves as problems, not solutions, and once that becomes the prevailing view the next logical step is the fewer humans the better.”

And that’s precisely the problem I have with these carbonistas and their doomsaying pessimism. No faith in unleashing human ingenuity and creativity with a bit of sensible tweaking of the constitution of our marketplace to emerging issues. No, they’ve seen the darkness ahead and they know what’s the least worst for you all now folks. Sustain them and you just might be saved from your own ignorance and folly.

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