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Transcript of Shadowcliff Workshop
Genuine economic development based on restoring ecological health and improved social well-being
Communities that connect, collaborate and interact To give new life, strength, or vigor To keep from failing; to maintain Having declined in worth Cheyenne Botanic Gardens
Children's Village Dockside Green
Victoria, B.C. Hunts Point Park Center for Whole Communities Revitalization & Restoration
Contextually Appropriate Solutions
Social, Economic and Environmental Benefits Different Solutions: Common Themes LENSES defines an accessible path to make regenerative thinking and action mainstream Who will use LENSES? Primary Audience: Project Partners Project Leaders + Facilitators Designers, scientists, community members, spiritual leaders, farmers, business professionals, government, economists, children, etc. What kind of projects? LENSES works across industries Works across scale of projects Buildings and infrastructure, land stewardship, food production, organizational management, policy, etc. From small grassroots initiatives to macro-scale undertakings, and everything in between… How does it work? Ask, “who is given a voice?”
Build capacity through shared experience + deep listening
Activities based on guiding principles and integrated bottom line Foundation Lens Aspect: Facet of the whole Aspects Lens Visual mapping of flows for pattern recognition
Assessing past, present and future flows
Rotates – drives systems thinking + thought exploration Flows Lens rubric Set goals
Communicate Accomplishments -3 -1 focal point (cc) image by anemoneprojectors on Flickr 0 +1 +3 +metric +metric /metric /metric -metric -metric focal point LENSES defines the path for regenerative work Guides process
Defines regenerative practices
Commands comprehensive & holistic thinking
Shifts paradigms toward regeneration L iving nvironments in E atural, ocial & conomic ystems N S E S whole-school education for sustainability the foundation physical place sustainability Green School Specialist
Institute for the Built Environment Stephanie Barr Architecture as Pedagogy Knowledge is created through the transformation of experience Poudre School District, Fort Collins
Built in 1973 and renovated in 1994 By 2007, Rocky was using 35% and 23% less electricity, compared to traditionally built schools and PSD's new LEED silver school, respectively. 2006-2007: 27% decrease in a single year. Equated to $40,000 in operations savings. 2001: 19% reduction attributed to installation of centralized HVAC control system. 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 -20% -30% -40% -50% 19% 17.5% 18% 20% 26% 32% 50% Chelsea Schelly, Jennifer E Cross, William Franzen, Pete Hall, Stu Reeve (2011). Reducing Energy Consumption and Creating a Conservation Culture in Organizations: A Case Study of One Public School District. Environment and Behavior, 43(3): 316-343. Students at Rocky Mountain High School
leading recycling efforts. “if we want to change the result, we must first change the process that led to the result”
Jason McLennan “If the people were proud of their schools and vested in them, they would value learning and their children would value learning, too.”
West Virginia Governor Caperton attributes of a successful organizations collaboration "We all work together exploring the constructivist approach to learning and support each other towards a common goal." ownership administrative commitment student directed activities Purpose organizational culture educational program facility & site design outcomes Prairie Crossing Charter School The Willow School Learning Gate Community School The Bertschi School Pine Jog Elementary School observe successful whole-school sustainability program and develop a framework of best practices. Qualitative
Surveys “ Learning is the process whereby knowledge is created through the transformation of experience.”
David Kolb Integrated design "Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results."
Albert Einstein A Green Building Project Catalyst for shifting mindsets. = Beamish-Monroe Hall Data Sensors & Monitoring Intelligent Workplace Environmental Living Learning Center Multiple/Redundant Technologies Beamish-Monroe Hall HPA Energy Lab Multisensory Visibly Prominent
Interactive Building Components
Visible & Accessible Systems Research Data Sensors & Monitoring
Occupant Evaluation Outreach Tours
Flexible Meeting Spaces
Sustainability Events & Programs
Interpretive Signage Designed to teach Content from research conducted by: Craig Schiller, Carnegie Mellon
& Stephanie Barr, Colorado State University The built environment forms the context for experiences Architecture is a visible manifestation of values Model Behavior
Role models are needed to communicate mission and guide experiences
Consistent messaging is key common values "...a sustainable approach to all school activities was the best and perhaps only way to truly walk the talk." Douglas County School District Kinard Middle School Rocky Mountain High School reduced electrical energy consumption by 50% between 2000 & 2007. 59 out of the 68 schools in the district have started their own energy management programs
Average annual energy cost savings of 26 percent or $3.5 million per year Collectively define sustainability - specific to place
Embrace individual roles in the success of the school's sustainability program Vision
Empower “The bad leader is he who the people despise; the good leader is he who the people praise; the great leader is he who the people say, "We did it ourselves”
Peter M. Senge Results Participants Methods Pine Jog Elementary “How paramount the future is to the present when one is surrounded by children.”
Charles Darwin firstname.lastname@example.org
@stphniebarr X A B C 75% of participants changed their answer to C. This research underscores the important role that other people have upon our own behavior social norms In a survey that investigated curbside recycling participation, recycling by friends and neighbors predicted recycling by the respondent.
Solar panel installations are most often clustered in suburban neighborhoods. a few tidbits of wisdom from sociologists social diffusion Relative Advantage: Is the behavior clearly superior to the behavior it replaces?
Perceived Risk: Will adopting the behavior increase the probability of financial loss or social disapproval?
Complexity: Is the new behavior challenging?
Compatibility: Is the behavior compatible with my values?
Trialability: Can the behavior be trialed, before making a long-term commitment?
Observability: Is the behavior visible to others? A change in behavior, or new innovation, is most often adopted if the following attributes are present: The Learning Self the knowledge, skills, attitudes and habits of mind that make it possible to live well within the means of nature. The Learning Classroom curriculum and instructional methodologies produce authentic and engaged learning. Physical Plant Buildings, grounds, procurement, operations and responsible investments positively contribute to the long-term health of our economic, ecological and social systems. Schools that Learn the organizational cultures and structures encourage innovation, collaboration, reflection and self-correction. innovation Ideation
Redesign "We're not done yet." Communities that Learn stakeholders partner with schools to learn and work together toward a sustainable future. Core Content Standards Cultural Preservation & Transformation
Responsible Local & Global Citizenship
The Dynamics of Systems & Change
Natural Laws & Ecological Principles
Inventing & Affecting The Future
Strong Sense Of Place A healthy & sustainable future is possible.
We are all in this together. &
A transformative learning process that equips students, teachers, and school systems with the new knowledge and ways of thinking we need to achieve economic prosperity and responsible citizenship while restoring the health of the living systems upon which our lives depend. there is a difference between education about sustainability, and education for sustainability. Education for Sustainability (EfS)