by Pat Shelly
Sustainability and Environmentalism
“Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without.” This is an old Yankee/New England proverb that resounds with our more environmentally-conscious society today.
Sustainability is a word that appears more frequently in the press around Earth Day, which is observed on April 22 in the US. Many slogans address environmental issues. Some instruct: “Reduce, Reuse, Recyle,” or humorously inform: “Recyclers do it over and over again,” or recommend:
Photo: Carolina Hoyos Lievano / World Bank
“Hug a tree, they have fewer issues than people.”
by Pat Shelly @UBSSW
I recently had the pleasure of attending the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) 60th Annual Program Meeting (APM) – one of the largest conferences for social work educators. (CSWE is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation as the sole accrediting agency for social work education – BSW and MSW – in the U.S., and sets the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) for all social work schools).
At the APM, there are 40 tracks which attendees can follow throughout the four days of events. Track topics range from Addictions, African Americans and the African Diaspora, or International Issues to Technology in Social Work, Values and Ethics, or Violence Against Women and Their Children.