Jeremy Shankman March 18th, 2015 Case Study 2 Questions Week 3 1. What are the sources of pressure on a firm such as Frito-Lay to reduce its environmental footprint? The effect of industrialization and the increasing population of humanity are both reasons why natural resources are being overly consumed, outstripping the resource base on an unprecedented scale. The use of resources and subsequently reductions in operational costs is the primary reason why several companies are making the efforts to reduce their carbon footprints. Sustainable business spending would also increase rapidly because it is seen as a catalyst for more productive improvements which is a win for human beings, the company and our earth when reducing resources and lowering cost while still being sustainable.
This shows prospects for the long-term survival of the human race at the level of its current manifestation in developed countries. Two fundamental concepts are shown in the United Nations definition: 1 – the fair and just intergenerational allocation and use of natural resources, 2 – the preservation of ecosystems across time. c. Sustainable design suggests a macro perspective on environmental responsibility, protection of the health and welfare of global ecosystems for current and future generations. Green design suggests a micro perspective, protection of people’s health and welfare in the built environment. Environmentally responsible design, a combination of green and sustainable design, has far-reaching benefits for planet Earth and its inhabitants.
Pump House Advantages and Disadvantages The ideal location for the pump house needs to consider many factors including environmental factors, cost, aesthetics etc. The location that has been appointed to us has both pros and cons that require discussion. We have observed many advantages that will assist this location being ideal and also have provided solutions to fixing the cons. The pros of building the pump house on the hill in Sydney Park are as follow: * The site is very convenient for construction and maintenance as it is located near the road. This means the transportation of material such as concrete will be easily achieved.
This program was aimed at improving the economic efficiency, the urban consolidation, retaining the heritage, environmental sustainability and social equity in Pyrmont. In order to succeed with this mission approximately $241 million was utilised in the project by the Federal and State government to carry out the task. However it was more economically efficient than creating a new suburb. Implementing the Plan To ensure that this plan was put into action the needs of the variety of stakeholders in the area including all three levels of governments, residents, local and developers needed to ensure the success of the program. This included long term residents being able to stay in Pyrmont through public housing, and attracting more people into the area, and thus restructuring the economy.
Just as there is a universal moral ethic in place for humans, there is also a co-existing environmental ethic. This ethic allows for moral decisions to be emphasized regarding human interaction to the natural environment. Buddhism seeks to teach this type of ethic and asserts that harmony with nature is the essence of life, through which living things achieve peace and happiness. This practice is important for humans to become fully aware that they are deeply a part of the natural world, no matter how much they segregate themselves from it. Buddhism is a tradition that has developed upon an enlightened understanding of the interconnection of all organisms.
The culture of determined relations has begun.” Piet Mondrian, Dutch artist As well as Mondrian, Van Eyck believed that architecture should produce forms in harmony according to its own logic, by uniting people and our community with nature, its environment. He believed in an urban reidentification, where the relations and spaces between buildings are more or as most important than the buildings themselves.2 Still, the beauty of elementary architecture emerged from its simplicity and objective values. The Economist building complex consists of one existing building and three additional towers. Together the buildings create a plaza, which is the most important element of this project. In contrast to the compact and enclosed neighborhood, this site has a dissolved density where 64 % of the square is for public use.3 By opening up the plaza, Alison and Peter Smithson have created a space of urban composition where people can inhabit.
The main stakeholders in Fourwinds Marina are Sandy Taggart, William Brennan, and Richard DeMars. Other shareholders include the employees, customers, and the government as they lease the land that Fourwinds Marina is located on and set the slip rates. Changes that are being looked into would improve customer service and the services offered so both the employees and customers should embrace the changes. The investors will be more hesitant to implement changes as it will cost them money. In the long run the changes should help the company become more profitable, but it will be an uphill battle to convince the investors that more funds are necessary as they have previously withdrawn funds for change.
Finding a piece of land that allows the course to be played with the natural flow of the location is ideal. Looking at the natural drainage patterns of the land is key because, if the land can be utilized, dealing with water will not be as big of a problem in the construction process (EIGCA, 2011). Detention, filtration, and infiltration will have to be maintained on a regular basis. Also keep in mind what style of course you would like to try and build, utilizing the natural formation of the land or specific obstacles that would make the course unique. Once the irrigation is set up to support the seeding of the course, all areas are then seeded with the desired seed for that area.
The company’s beliefs include the importance of relationships, continuous pursuit of improvement, contribution to evolution of society and sustainable development. Its core proposals are well being, signifying the harmonious relationship of a person with oneself and with one’s body and on the other hand, being-well, meaning the pleasing/rewarding relationship of a person with others, nature and the whole. The products of Natura should include functional, emotional and philosophical benefits for its customers and furthermore make sustainable use of Brazilian biodiversity. One of Natura’s executives stated that most of Natura’s Values and Beliefs were universal and cross-shared among different regions and cultures. Globalization has been a key driver for multinational companies in recent years.
Natural Ecosystems are very beneficial. Discuss the anthropogenic impact on ecosystems and biodiversity and the need to maintain its integrity. A natural ecosystem is complex set of relationships among the living resources, habitats, and residents of an area. It includes plants, trees, animals, soil, and people. Ecosystems vary in size and the elements that make them up, but each is a functioning unit of nature.