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5: The Tortuous Road Towards Forest Sustainability in the Tropical Rainforest: Cases From Which to Learn

Bruenig, E.F. CABI PDF

5

The Tortuous Road Towards Forest

Sustainability in the Tropical Rainforest:

Cases From Which to Learn

5.1  Example: The State of Sarawak

5.1.1  The history from forest usufruct to a concept of sustainable forestry

The understanding of the goals, targets,

­contents, relevance and crucial role of sustainability for livelihood and survival varies between ethnic groups and changes with circumstances. Sarawak is a textbook case which shows the development of the culture of forest sustainability from the earliest stages in the cultures of the forest-dependent hunter-­ gatherer groups, beginning at least 40,000 years ago and still vibrant (if threatened with extinction), to the multiracial, multi-­ethnic and multicultural, heterogeneous and conflict-­ rich but dynamic mixture of today. This sets the almost unsolvable problem of adjusting goals and targets for sustainable ­natural resource use, development and maintenance so that they are compatible with customs and aspirations of different ethnic groups, social classes and interest groups, and fit regional differences of conditions. Such contextual sustainability will have to be able to adapt to change without losing doctrinal power and meaning. Sustainability can only be approached and approximated, but never finally achieved and secured in a static condition. The old Greek saying, “the only constant is change”, applies. Generally,

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INCA EDUCATION

Andrew Kolasinski Hunter Travel Adventures ePub
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4.2 Energy Audits

Stephen Howard Chartridge Books Oxford ePub

CHAPTER 4

Energy Audits and Surveys

4.1   Introduction

Together with routine monitoring, energy audits and surveys are key elements of a good energy management strategy because they provide the information needed to ensure that energy is managed properly by an organisation.

Energy may often only be a relatively small percentage of an organisation’s expenditure but it is a controllable cost. Energy audits and surveys are essentially techniques to promote the effective control of energy consumption and costs by identifying where and how effectively energy is being used.

Many organisations have recognised that improving their control of energy use not only reduces operating costs but can also produce environmental benefits with consequent benefits in promoting an organisation’s activities. However, in reality cost control is normally the main driving factor behind the implementation of any energy efficiency measures. The financial benefits of energy efficiency therefore needs to be weighed against the cost and Chapter 6 gives more detail on the financial analysis of energy efficiency projects.

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7 Quiet Transparency

Johansen, Robert Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

Ability to be open and authentic about what matters—without being overly self-promoting.

THE MAKE: MAGAZINE MOTTO, If you cant open it, you dont own it,1 is a call—really a demand—for transparency. Transparency is rooted in the maker instinct. Peoples curiosity and knowledge about how things are made has always been there but will increase dramatically. Where did those ingredients come from? What standards of safety were used? How green were the factories? Who were the workers and how were they treated? Quiet transparency is also necessary for constructive depolarization. Quiet transparency starts from being quiet and listening. Creating calm. Listening for the future.

New technology, such as cheap sensors everywhere and wireless connectivity, will fuel the growth of transparency—whether leaders like it or not. Transparency often wont be as easy or even as desirable as it sounds in the abstract. Although increasing transparency is inevitable, definitions of transparency will vary.

Companies and their leaders are being called upon to be transparent at every step of a products life cycle. If leaders arent transparent, others are likely to force it and the transparency they force may be neither accurate nor pretty. Transparency is in the eye of the beholder, or in the metrics of the people doing the measuring. If you dont measure yourself, you are likely to be measured by others. Measure or be measured is a current motto, but measure and be measured may be more accurate.

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Chapter One: Choose Your Destination

Tracy, Brian Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

Thoroughness characterizes all successful men.
Genius is the art of taking infinite pains.
All great achievement has been characterized
by extreme care, infinite painstaking,
even to the minutest detail.

ELBERT HUBBARD

You have the ability, right now, to accomplish more in life than you ever imagined possible. You have more talent than you could use in a hundred lifetimes. There have never been more opportunities and innovations to enable you to achieve higher levels of health, happiness, and financial well-being than exist today. In order for you to realize this unlimited potential, your first and greatest responsibility to yourself is to become absolutely clear about what it is that you really want.

When you are absolutely clear about who you are, what you want, and where you want to go, you will accomplish ten times as much as the average person, and much faster as well.8

Virtually all of us have four main goals in common. These are (1) to be fit, be healthy, and live a long life; (2) to do work we enjoy and be well paid for it; (3) to be in happy relationships with people we love and respect and who love and respect us in return; and (4) to achieve financial independence so we never have to worry about money again. When you give yourself a score of one to ten in each of these four areas, you will find that most of your problems and concerns today are in that part of your life where you scored the lowest. The most rapid improvements in your life will come when you make improvements in that specific area.

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VIII Body Memory

Edward S. Casey Indiana University Press ePub

I think that all the nerves and muscles can serve [memory], so that a lute player, for example, has a part of his memory in his hands: for the ease of bending and disposing his fingers in various ways, which he has acquired by practice, helps him to remember the passages which need these dispositions when they are played.

—Descartes, Letter to Mersenne, April, 1640

 

The centrality of body memory comes home to us most vividly precisely when such memory fails us. This is evident even in comparatively trivial cases. When I settle into the chair in which I have been accustomed to do most of my reading and writing for the past several years, I am shocked to discover a different cushion pressing against me: suddenly my ongoing existence is destabilized, disoriented. So too, I am perplexed upon finding that the keyboard of the typewriter I have used for the last decade has lost its felt familiarity after I have been away for a month in a place where I was forced to rent a different machine. As I fumble to reacquaint myself with the keyboard, I feel myself to be a different person in the circumstance—an awkward being, unable to perform efficiently even a quite simple mechanical operation. Indeed, it is often in the suspension of just such a basic and taken-for-granted operation—a suspension whose significance for our sense of instrumentality has been singled out by Heidegger1—that we are reminded of how pivotal and presupposed body memory is in our lives. These lives depend massively on the continued deployment of such memory. Even someone as deprived of the normal functioning of every other kind of memory as is an extreme temporal lobe epileptic is still able to find his way around the hospital to which his brain-damaged state has consigned him.2 As proper names are usually the first items to be systematically forgotten by almost everyone following mid-life, body memories are among the very last to go. This suggests that their role in our remembering is at least analogous to that of space and time in Kant’s Transcendental Aesthetic: a priori in status, constantly at work in one capacity or another, never not operative. Just as eliminating space and time as the indispensable parameters of our intuition would mean the undermining of human experience itself, so the absence of body memory would amount to the devastation of memory altogether.

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Looking Up

John Gallas Carcanet Press Ltd. PDF
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Walls

Malhotra, Deepak Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

Max had finished his tale. The look on his face suggested that he was content. He wanted nothing from Zed. He was not seeking approval. He was not looking for a specific reaction.

“Thank you for sharing your story with me,” said Zed. “Yours is truly a remarkable journey. You are a mouse like no other.”

It was now dark.

“Let’s talk more tomorrow,” Zed suggested. “It is getting late. Will you meet me here in the morning?”

“Yes,” said Max.

Max expected Zed to get up and walk past him down the passage. Instead, Zed turned toward the corner and began to walk straight toward the wall. Max looked at him, confused. This was a dead end. Was Zed planning on staying here, in the corner, for the night? Had he become disoriented?

Zed kept walking.

It was perhaps a moment before Zed walked headfirst into the wall that Max opened his mouth to shout a warning: “Stop!”

And then he saw it happen.

Before his very eyes, Max saw Zed walk through the wall. He walked through it as if the wall were not even there … as if the wall were made of nothing but air … as if the wall simply did not matter. And he was gone. Max stood there, staring blankly at the wall.

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6. Federal Policies at the Major Ohio Prisons

James M. Gillispie University of North Texas Press ePub

6

FEDERAL POLICIES AT THE MAJOR OHIO PRISONS

Johnson’s Island

Johnson’s Island opened as an officers’ prison in 1863 and operated as such for the rest of the war. Located in Sandusky Bay in Lake Erie, this facility was described in terrible terms after the war by ex-prisoners. In February 1904, James F. Crocker spoke of his experiences at Johnson’s Island before a United Confederate Veterans meeting in Virginia. “My God,” he exclaimed, “it was terrible.” He explained to the gathering that prisoners there were intentionally starved by the Union officials as a matter of policy. “It was a cruel, bitter treatment,” he said, adding to the postwar argument that the North’s superior resources ought to have made Yankee prisons oases, “and that too, by a hand into which Providence had poured to overflowing its most bounteous gifts.” In 1917 ex-prisoner Henry E. Shepherd recalled life in Johnson’s Island as a “grim and remorseless struggle with starvation. . . .” This was not just his experience; Shepherd claimed that for all prisoners on the Island, “relentless and gnawing hunger was the chronic and normal state.”1

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15 Necessity as Virtue: On Religious Materialism from Feuerbach to Žižek

CLAYTON SCOTT CROCKETT Indiana University Press ePub

Jeffrey W. Robbins

It makes a tremendous emotional and practical difference to one whether one accept the universe in the drab discolored way of stoic resignation to necessity, or with the passionate happiness of Christian saints.

—William James

IN HIS “CIRCUMSCRIPTION of the Topic” from The Varieties of Religious Experience, William James famously defined the religious sentiment as making “easy and felicitous what in any case is necessary.”1 To James, it was this total and joyous acceptance of the universe that stood out as the most distinguishing characteristic of religious experience. Far from the dour or legalizing portrait of religion, James insisted it was by religious people’s genuine good cheer that religion separates itself from both stoicism and bare morality. “More than a difference of doctrine,” James insists; “rather [it is] a difference of emotional mood that parts them.” Contrast, for instance, the tone in the manner of acceptance of the universe from Marcus Aurelius and Job: from Aurelius, “If gods care not for me or my children, here is a reason for it”; and from Job, “Though he slay me, yet will I trust him!” Whereas Aurelius braces himself for a life lived in harmony with eternal reason, Job’s struggle is one full of passionate intensity as he tries to reconcile himself to his love and trust for God with the fact of his unrelenting suffering. As James writes, “the difference of emotional atmosphere is like that between an arctic climate and the tropics, though the outcome in the way of accepting actual conditions uncomplainingly may seem in abstract terms to be much the same.”2

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9. Language and the schizophrenic

Karnac Books ePub

W. R. BION

INTRODUCTION

IN this paper I shall discuss the schizophrenic patient’s use of language and the bearing of this on the theory and practice of his analysis. I must make it clear, for the better understanding of what I say, that even where I do not make specific acknowledgment of the fact, Melanie Klein’s work occupies a central position in my view of the psycho-analytic theory of schizophrenia. I assume that the explanation of terms such as “projective identification” and the “paranoid” and “depressive positions” is known through her work.

Freud made numerous references to the bearing of psycho-analysis on psychosis, but for the purpose of introducing my paper I shall refer only to one or two of these. In his 1924 paper on “Neurosis and Psychosis” he gives a simple formula for expressing perhaps the most important genetic difference between neurosis and psychosis, as follows: “Neurosis is the result of a conflict between the ego and its id, whereas psychosis is the analogous outcome of a similar disturbance in the relation between the ego and its environment (outer world).”2 As it stands this statement would appear to equate an endo-psychic conflict with a conflict between the personality and the environment and to open the way to confusion. I do not think it unjust to his views to assume they are more correctly represented by passages in which the dynamics of neurosis and psychosis are uncompromisingly based on the concept of endo-psychic conflict. Yet Freud’s formula does, by pointing to the psychotic patient’s hostility to reality, and conflict with it, help us to grasp one element that determines the nature of the endo-psychic conflict, and I remind you of it for that reason.

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CHAPTER NINE: Regression post-Ferenczi

Karnac Books ePub

Harold Stewart

The topic of regression in analytic therapy will always be associated with the name of Ferenczi, since he was the first of the psychoanalytic pioneers to understand and experiment with its potential as a therapeutic agent and ally. It is a lengthy and controversial issue and only a selection of the issues involved are presented here. We should first clarify the way the term regression is used, since, as Michael Balint pointed out in his book of therapeutic regression, The Basic Fault, the term has four functions, “(1) as a mechanism of defence (2) as a factor in pathogenesis (3) as a potent form of resistance, and (4) as an essential factor in analytic therapy” (Balint, 1968, p. 127). Regression refers to a reversion to an earlier state or mode of functioning, and in therapeutic regression, it is of the formal type associated with the patient’s increasing dependence on the analyst.

Freud had first experimented with the earliest regressive technique, hypnosis, before he discovered its limitations. The aim of the hypnotherapy had been to achieve emotional abreaction of repressed traumatic experiences that had given rise to hysterical symptoms. When he next started to use the technique of free association, which itself tends to give rise to regression from secondary to primary process thinking, he still had the same aim but it soon changed from the exploration of pathogenic traumatic experience to the exploration of the patient’s drives and unconscious fantasies. However, it was Ferenczi who persisted in the belief of the importance of early environmental traumata as a result of his own experiences of the analysis of patients.

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Entertaining Negativity

Jed McKenna Wisefool Press PDF

Every step in the process of awakening has all three components. A step begins with seeing and understanding.That seeing and understanding becomes the very thing that destroys the thing seen and understood. But it doesn’t end there. Just because you killed something doesn’t mean you killed your attachment to it. Seeing the thing is the beginning of killing the thing, and killing the thing is the beginning of detaching from it. The third step isn’t therapeutic; it’s the point...............

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5. Healthy Meals and Snacks

Antonio Ph.D., Jose Basic Health Publications ePub

T

he previous chapter looked at the basics of healthy eating for active kids. Now, on a practical level, you need to find convenient foods that will give your kids the nutrition they need and fit your hectic schedule. There are many ways to fuel your kids bodies so that they maintain energy levels throughout the day. You probably dont have time to count calories or grams of carbohydrates and fat. Instead, we suggest that you provide your child with various food choices, both foods to emphasize and foods to limit. Many of the foods that you emphasize may not be on your childs list of top foods, and the foods you limit may be among their favorites. But part of teaching children proper nutrition is presenting them with good and not-so-good choices. Ultimately, they will learn what foods serve them best. Besides, you cant force your child to eat good foods. Its like the old proverb: Catch a fish for someone and you feed him for a day, but if you teach him to fish, you feed him for life. Teach your child to fish for healthy foods.

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Activity 22: How good a coach are you?

Dave Francis HRD Press PDF

How good a coach are you? 

 

Coaching Skills Self-Survey

For each of the following statements, put a check in the appropriate answer box.

Do you intentionally seek opportunities to coach your subordinates?

Often

Sometimes

Never

(2)

(1)

(0)

Do you keep a written record of your coaching activities?

Yes

No

(2)

(0)

Do you establish a time schedule for coaching activities?

Always

Sometimes

Never

(2)

(1)

(0)

Do you take time for counseling and review when coaching subordinates?

Always

Sometimes

Never

(2)

(1)

(0)

Does your plan for developing your staff include coaching as a means of achieving personal growth?

Yes

No

(2)

(0)

Do you ask other managers to help you identify opportunities and to give you feedback when coaching activities are completed?

Sometimes

Never

(2)

(0)

Scoring

0–4

5–8

9 – 12

You do not use coaching as a specific technique.

Coaching is attempted, but could be developed better

You are unusually systematic, and probably coach well

If your score was below nine, you could benefit from adopting a more deliberate and systematic approach to coaching. Try the plan that follows when coaching your subordinates. In addition, you may find it helpful to complete the

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