Thursday, August 11, 2011

August 11 - Adaptive Management

A fire in our office building caused a bit of a hiccup our posting schedule.

These ideas on Adaptive Management came from participants in our Servin' up Sustainability event in June.

Join the discussion on my Facebook page to comment or add your own ideas.

Adaptive Management:

In order to achieve sustainable objectives, the use of best available practices and technologies needs to occur within a culture of continuous leaning, adequate monitoring and a commitment to modify strategic directions.

Ways that you can support Adaptive Management:

In your Daily Life

· Choose smaller/sustainable homes to live in. Make better use of space. Don’t live in homes with dead space.

· Budget to pay more for better quality sustainable food (i.e. cut off cable if need be)

· Share your garden with your neighbor

In the Community

· Plant drought resistant vegitation in parks and properties. Use less lawn/grass.

· Plant more food/fruit bearing plants on public lands

· Local foods in school lunch programs and gardens on campus

Provincial Government Policy

· Change the law that prohibits restaurants from donating their good excess foods

· Increase hydrometric and climatologically data monitoring and analysis

· Encourage voting among youth (in their schools)