Plastic Busters participate in TARA Expeditions

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Tara Expeditions organizes voyages to study and understand the impact of climate change and the ecological crisis facing the world's oceans. Plastic Busters from the University of Siena joined TARA researchers from October 3 (St. Tropez, France) to 9 (Naples, Italy) to study the impact of plastics on trophic web, and to monitor sentinel organisms, with the ultimate purpose to analyze the effects of marine litter in bioindicator organisms.

See also:

http://oceans.taraexpeditions.org/en/m/science/news/small-pieces-of-plas...

http://oceans.taraexpeditions.org/

Scientific Workshop "Innovation in assessing and governing low carbon and smart cities" - October 20-21, 2014

Bocconi University

MED Solutions partner Bocconi University is glad to announce the international Workshop "Innovation in assessing and governing low carbon and smart cities".

 

The workshop, organized by IEFE Bocconi University in collaboration with the Institute for Energy and Transport (IET) of the Joint Research Center of the European Commission and the contribution of the COST Action INOGOV, will take place on

 

Monday 20th October 2014 (9:30-17:30) and Tuesday 21st October 2014 (9:00-13.30) 

at Bocconi University, Aula Magna, Via Gobbi 5, Milan (Italy).

 

Attendance is free, subject to registration at

http://info.unibocconi.it/eventi/index.php?key=innovationinass&lan=eng

Documents: 

MED Solutions Supports the Sustainability Literacy Test

The Sustainability Literacy Test

The Rio+20 Conference confirmed sustainable development as the international framework for action and cooperation. In the Higher Education Sustainable Initiative (HESI), launch in Rio+20, Chancellors, Presidents, Rectors, Deans and leaders of Higher Education Institutions and related organizations, acknowledged the responsibility that they bear in the international pursuit of sustainable development. They agreed to teach sustainable development concepts, encourage research on sustainable development issues, green their campuses, support sustainability efforts in the communities in which they reside and engage with and share results through international frameworks.

But there was no tool to ensure that universities were producing sustainability literate graduates before the Sustainability Literacy Test. The “Sustainability Literacy Test” is a tool for the various initiatives on sustainability lead by HEIs to assess and verify the sustainability literacy of their students when they graduate. The test consists in a free on-line Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) assessment developed thanks to support by Foundation for Sustainable Leadership (MED Solutions partner Kedge Business School) and Degetel. It assesses, in 30 minutes, the minimum level of knowledge in economic, social and environmental responsibility, applicable all over the world, in any kind of Higher Education Institution (HEI), in any country, for students from any kind of tertiary-level course (Bachelors, Masters, MBAs, PhD). Questions are customized by more than 20 regional committees and available in 7 languages.

• On October 8, 2014, the University of Siena

will administer the first session of the

Sustainability Literacy Test for its students.

To register: www.sulite.org/it/substainability_home

• More information: www.sustainabilitytest.org

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