The idea of this page is to provide an overview of recent references, especially to the topics in the Local Sustainability Ideas Bank and Sustpedia

December 16 2005 Edit

  • Social inclusion - Monitoring poverty and social exclusion 2005 by Guy Palmer, Jane Carr and Peter Kenway, published by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation is available via their website

December 14 2005 Edit

  • Elders and sustainability - 'Ageing Assets: Implications of Population Ageing for the South East Region' - report prepared by Population Ageing Associates for the Social Inclusion Partnership South East (SIPSE) Older People Action Group, October 2005

November 28 2005 Edit

  • Biodiversity - Making woodland count: its contribution to our quality of life, March 2004. Woodland Trust report in pdf format available via their website. According to the report, creating and protecting woodland leads to significant gains in urban regeneration, employment, health, rural development, biodiversity, clean air, recreation, carbon sequestration, water quality improvement, flood prevention, urban regeneration and education.
  • Green Purchasing - 'Good Stuff? A Behind-the-Scenes Guide to the Things We Buy', March 2004, is a free online publication from the Worldwatch Institute. It traces what goes into the production, use, and disposal of 25 common consumer items, including compact discs, cell phones, baby goods, and chocolate, and sheds light on hidden impacts that consumers may be unaware of. For example, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reports that the air inside a typical U.S. home is on average 2-5 times more polluted than the air just outside - and in extreme cases can be 100 times more contaminated - largely because of the use of chemical cleaners and pesticides. Good Stuff is available at where it can be downloaded for free.

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October 18 2005 Edit

  • Social inclusion - Participatory approaches to research on poverty, Joseph Rowntree Foundation, March 2004. This study, by Fran Bennett with Moraene Roberts, gives an overview of 'participatory' approaches to research and inquiry into poverty in the UK. 'Participatory' approaches respect the expertise of people with direct experience of poverty and give them more control over the research process and more influence over how findings are used. A free pdf version of the report (0.3 Mb) can be downloaded via the website.

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