Key Issues Institute, Day 3

[Originally Published 07.31.2013]

Thursday morning a group of us left the hotel at 6 am to walk the Ptarmigan Trail behind the La Quinta Inn. The fresh air and spectacular views made this walk a great start to the day here at the Institute.

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In today’s first session the focus was on sustainability– more specifically the three E’s of sustainability: The Environment, Economics, and Social Equity. We were introduced to a tool called “Triangle Triage” which we can use to help rate and assess sustainability. To apply our understanding of sustainability, we were given a hypothetical development project and we were required to plan the most sustainable solution. http://instagram.com/p/cM8qmORLFs/
Today’s field trip was at Dillon Marina, where we were got to enjoy lunch with an amazing view.
We were lucky to hear a presentation about sustainable forest managements as we ate. After lunch, we were given some free time to take in the sights.

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After we returned to the hotel, we continued work on our project. We also completed a lab about parts per million and did more investigative work into the local environmental issue that we were introduced to the day before.

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So far Key Issues has really prompted me to consider the sustainability of my lifestyle. I couldn’t help but think what it would look like on a triangle triage.

How sustainable would you say your lifestyle is?

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