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The Chinese philosopher Lao-Tzu wrote that the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single
 

Summary: The Chinese philosopher Lao-Tzu wrote that the
journey of a thousand miles begins with a single
step. Otago Polytechnic has made a commitment
to becoming a leader in the field of education
for sustainability and sustainable business
practice, and Lao-Tzu's insight highlights both the
importance of taking action and the scale of the
challenge.
Otago Polytechnic CEO Phil Ker traces the origins
of the polytechnic's journey towards sustainable
practice back to a staff exercise in which the
organisation sought to identify a set of core values
that should underlie their operations.
"We were asking questions like `what is important
to people in this institution? What do they want
to be known for?' And amongst the core values
we readily agreed to was `doing the right thing'.
We wanted that element of social responsibility
to be a distinguishing feature of what we teach
here, and sustainability was an obvious area that

  

Source: Argerami, Martin - Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Regina

 

Collections: Mathematics