"Sustainability as an Environmental Ethic: Comparative Perspectives from Social Science and Indigenous Knowledge" Patrick G. Welle, Ph.D. For the Institute for University Ethics, Aug. 9, 2005 Bemidji State University. Sustainability from a social science perspective.
For the Institute for University Ethics,
Aug. 9, 2005
Bemidji State University
Can be distinguished by the assumptions about substitutability between physical and natural capital
Gidakiimanaan: expansive notion of relation to the Creator
Sustainable development for the seventh generation is defined as: Meeting major human needs for the seventh generation-- including historical, legal, cultural, spiritual, ethical, political, technological/scientific, and economic—and extending the opportunity to satisfy aspirations for a better life without jeopardizing the ability of future generations to meet their needs (Davis, 2000; World Commission on Environment and Development, 1987).
Aloha Aina as a way of life (more than an “Ethic”) means Love of the Land
Not just outcome, but community process
Ahupua’a System of integrating human and natural communities
- Signing the Talloires Declaration
- Participation in NWF Campus Ecology Program - Establishment of Sustainable Campus Endowment