Update on intergenerational values research

August 18 2013

Katherine Teh-White

Managing Director

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Does any one else agree with your definition of sustainable development?

Amy Kearney from Deakin University’s Bachelor of International Studies school interned with Futureye for 10 weeks during the second semester of 2013, where she not only won the inaugural table tennis competition, but developed the intern-specific project on intergenerational values from one that was broadly based areas affecting social values, such as health, environment, the economy, and security to focus on sustainable development.

With another focus group held on September 3rd, this time with Melbourne’s leaders in sustainable development from both academia to organisations focussed on promoting sustainability, some surprising results emerged. Not only were we fascinated that there was no agreed definition of sustainability or sustainable development, but visionary ideas and personal contributions to sustainability weren’t apparent.

Amy has now passed on the project to incoming intern, Michelle Keam, who will be looking to incorporate Australia’s National Sustainability Centre and the research undertaken to develop their benchmarking document, Sustainable Australia Report 2013.

If you’re in Sydney, Brisbane, Perth or Adelaide – or even Melbourne – and would like to be part of the ongoing research, please contact us on 03 8636 1111.

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