Just Rhetoric?



A recurring theme throughout this module is how power and politics lay behind many human actions, often resulting in decisions that have dire long-term consequences for people and their environment.

No-one would suggest that striving to be more sustainable could be seen as a bad thing but, to return to chapter 1 and deliberately misquote Jonathan Meades, we need to make sure that we are not following:

“That universally [university?] preached, seldom practiced, utterly trite and entirely unrealistic doctrine of sustainability”

We need to make sure that our University is practicing, in more than a “utterly trite” way, what it preaches. And it is this need that forms the subject of your assessment.