Developing Awareness of the Sustainability Concept

Categories: Sustainability

This article talks about the use of sustainability traid as a framework for educators to teach sustainability in the classrooms. A method was discussed which could help students to understand and recognize the concept of sustainability. Later, a minicase (Waterton Lakes National Park) was included to show how the sustainability traid can be used for analysis.

Using the sustainability traid as a framework for case analysis offers several pedagogical advantages as it is an aid to understanding barriers to achieving sustainability stem from diversity of stakeholders' values and develops higher learning skills.

Sustainability is often depicted by three overlapping circles representing the social, economic, and environmental dimensions. The economic (dimension) system is basically satisfying the material needs of people through money, etc.

The social dimension displays a system of living in groups or communities and maintaining good living standards for humans and higher-level social and cultural competencies. The environmental pillar depicts the system that provides integrity and helps preserve ecosystem. Also, recognizes the flora and fauna value outside their ability to satisfy the social and economic needs of individuals and societies.

The environmental and social dimensions have two similar characters. It does not define wealth that are only valued in the marketplace and the values of the benefits is based on the value set by groups of stakeholders. Identifying the congruencies and conflicts among the three dimensions of social, environmental and economic sets the stage to discuss how to improve the situation. In relation to the development of tourism in Darwin, this article could be useful some measures.

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Since it talks about the aboriginal interpretation and tourism behaviors (working towards environmental-social congruency).

It provides the key idea about how the involvement of local aboriginal communities can assist to make the tourism ecologically sustainable. As already known that Larrakia people are the traditional owners of Darwin. As waterton has large aboriginal population Darwin has many aboriginal communities exists in it as well, who can help to push up the economy of Darwin by raising awareness in visitors about the local culture and historical heritages. In social context, these aboriginals' communities may use spiritual discussions to raise awareness of the ecological importance of the landscape.

So as discussed in this article, involving local communities to present their cultures to the outsiders, helps improve or increase tourism. Clune, W., & Zehnder, A. (2020). The evolution of sustainability models, from descriptive, to strategic, to the three pillars framework for applied solutions.

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 This paper explores about the evolution of sustainability models and the three pillars framework that is an applied and solution oriented. It's important scale supports the creation of economic and political institutions that immerse and focus on the institutional and market spaces where social stakeholders and other sections must intersect and engage with each other to create structures necessary for sustainability projects to be economically, technologically feasible and socially acceptable. The three pillars of sustainability framework depend upon the key roles of:

  • technology and innovation;
  • laws and governance;
  • economics and financial incentives.

The evolutionary path of sustainability talks about the history that how the sustainability was developed, used and applied. In this article, it is got clear that there is no properly fixed strategic model or framework for sustainability solutions, but the three pillars framework fills this space by describing connections between each of three pillars and providing suitable ways to figure out workable sustainability solutions which gets stakeholders and community groups to engage.

In this text, three cases were discussed, that are, technology and innovation, laws and governance and economics and financial incentives. In each of these cases, three examples of sustainability were provided. However, this text is not useful to my chosen scenario 'Tourism in Darwin' since it does not talk anything about what sustainable tourism is.

Also, does not give any description about problems or solution that can come along with tourism. But it does talk about the things, when technology or innovation are missing, solutions for sustainability will not work, even with any type of strong support, economic incentives, and capable law and regulatory backing.

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