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Volume 2 - No. 6 -  2003


"The sun, the moon and the stars would have disappeared

long ago, had they happened to be within reach of predatory

human hands." - Havelock Ellis


Ecology and the Environment - Introduction

". . . to provide leadership and encourage partnership in caring for the environment by inspiring, informing and enabling nations and people to improve their quality of life without compromising that of future generations". 

Part of the mission statement of  the United Nations Environment Programme

How do you measure up?

Here is a simple test of your eco-consciousness.  Ten questions to ask yourself and determine how aware you are of the part you are able to play in protecting the environment.

Sustainable Development and Business - by Terry Goodwin

A definition of sustainable development in business might be: to adopt business strategies that meet the organisations traditional needs at the present time while protecting, sustaining and enhancing the human and natural resources that will be needed in the future. 

Today, more than ever before, organizations need to acknowledge a changing business environment where an increasing involvement in human resource planning and management is an essential part of the overall strategic decision-making process, while still keeping a weather eye on their competitive advantage.  

One Earthquake - Infinite Awareness by Stephen J.M. Bray

     Working as part of a group, committed to the same aim you achieve more than you could have done on your own, also you feel your team members have been your friend for years even though you have met them very recently . . . We talked about things I felt but couldnt put in words. I feel so much more relaxed as a result. This is something I didnt expect to experience.  

Thus, in the words of one of the participants, the validation of the study conducted by Stephen in the aftermath of the earthquake that devastated parts of Turkey in 1999.

The findings of the study were presented at the 16th International Congress of the International Association for Group Psychotherapy, 2003. As a result Stephen, together with his Turkish born wife Irem, were presented the The Abdulkadir Ozbek Award - First Prize given for excellence of scientific content and presentation.

Sustainability Lifestyles - by Ashley Phillips

The Sustainable Lifestyles Group project is an exciting innovative large-scale community project created by two environmental groups, the Southampton Sustainability Forum and the Environment Centre  which has been funded by the Outer Shirley Regeneration Board in Western Southampton. 

Ashley Phillips, whose brainchlld it is, here describes the way Southampton is working holistically to deliver the project in such a way that the elements as a whole will have a much greater impact on the community than any individual part.