Office for Environmental Programs - Theses
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Assessing Forest Stewardship Council certification implementation for smallholder groups in Vietnam
Forest Certification Stewardship Council (FSC) has been globally recognized as an effective tool to manage forests sustainably. While FSC has been widely accepted by large forest companies in developed countries, the ...
Motivations and experiences of biological monitoring volunteers: perspectives from BirdLife Australia volunteers contributing to the Melbourne Water Regional Bird Monitoring Project
The data contributions of biodiversity monitoring volunteers are vital for contemporary environmental management and conservation. To date, environmental volunteering research has primarily considered the interests of those ...
The dynamics of mangrove extent and associated “blue” ecosystem services in Segara Anakan Lagoon, Indonesia (1991-2017)
The forests fringing Segara Anakan Lagoon (SAL) in Indonesia are the most substantial remaining mangroves in Java, with significant values derived from the ecosystem services they provide. Degradation of mangrove forests ...
The effect organisational purpose has on staff engagement
As the environmental and social impacts of large corporates continues to place a strain on an already stretched planet, the shift to a more ethical and sustainable business model has become increasingly important. ...
Sustainable Diet Transitions: Exploring Interactions between Values and Practice
The environmental and climate impacts of animal agriculture are well-known. The adoption of a vegan diet is suggested as one of the most significant and compelling actions individuals can take in terms of mitigation. Yet, ...
A Practice Theory Framework for Understanding Disposable Servingware Use at the University of Melbourne
The excessive use of single-use servingware constitutes a major problem at the University of Melbourne (UoM). While various interventions and initiatives have been implemented to encourage students to adopt more sustainable ...
Foodservice industry food waste monitoring and reduction program: data analysis and intervention framework
Food waste is an issue that is becoming increasingly critical, having significant economic, social and environmental consequences. Research into food waste monitoring and reduction is confounded by several issues: varying ...
Somatic dance as a medium of connection to the more-than-human world
Many scholars suggest the primary reason for our current state of socio-ecological crisis is the persistent social construction of human-nature dichotomies. This dualism implies humans are separate from and superior to the ...
The driver of environmental damage that newspapers rarely mention: Australia’s growing population
The Australian Government’s State of the Environment 2016 report concludes that one of the main drivers of environmental degradation in the country is its growing population (the other is increasing economic activity) yet ...
Consuming to experience happiness in daily life: a photo-diary interview approach
Unsustainable consumption patterns have become one of the main drivers of climate change and environmental degradation globally. Nevertheless, material consumption is widely thought to promote happiness, especially in ...