With version 2 of the Sustainability Literacy Test platform nearing completion we’re calling on the GRLI Community to contribute 100 questions over the course of the next month to our international Multiple Choice Question database. The questions are categorised into 30 topics as outlined below.
In order to facilitate the capturing and review of MCQ’s we setup an online platform at http://sulitestcreatequestions.net/ where GRLI Partners and Associates may access and update the question database.
If you require any technical assistance with accessing or using the system kindly contact Renaud at email@example.com.
- Ecosystems: Biosphere, global and local ecosystems, interdependent and diverse community of life, life supporting cycles, system closed (materials) / open (energy), etc.
- Humanity: Individual human needs, diversity, social fabric, cultures, local and global world, etc.
- Sustainability: Definition of Sustainability / Sustainable development
- Ecological perspective : where are we at, and why sustainability is both an urgency and an opportunity
- Social perspective : where are we at (demography, (in)equalities, gender equality, education, …), and why sustainability is both an urgency and an opportunity
- Respect and care for the community of life, now and in the future
- Humans as part of nature and not separate from it
- Local and global social structures and governance: paradigms; positive results negative impacts; laws; how organisations work; land use; gender equality; etc.
- (Within local and global social structures and governance) zooms on : Education, and Culture
- Local and global economic systems: paradigms; positive results negative impacts; production, distribution, consumption of goods and services; life cycles; value chains; finances; etc.
- (Within local and global economic system), zooms on : Water, Energy, and Food
- Holistic versus mechanistic worldview
- Golden rule (treat others as you would like them to treat you)
- How to start, reinforce, accelerate systems change
- Initiatives towards sustainability … more from institution / international level (like UN MDGs, Global Compact, GIEC, GRI, ISO 26000, ESD, etc.)
- Concepts, tools, frameworks … more from individual NGOs or smaller networks (like Cradle to Cradle, Natural Capitalism, The Natural Step, Ecological Footprint, etc.)
- Examples and ideas we can learn from: case studies of successes or failures ; technological, strategic, or social innovations
- Belief one can initiate and reinforce personal and systemic changes towards sustainability
- How does one become aware of his own roles and impacts … whoever “one” is (individual, organisation, south, north, etc.)
- How does one efficiently act to create both individual and system change … whoever “one” is (individual, organisation, south, north, etc.)
- Active commitment to solve sustainability problems
- Ability to reflect/self-evaluate alone and in a group; Ability to constantly renew energy; Ability to continuously learn/develop; Creativity; Critical thinking
- Capacity for empathy, compassion, solidarity; Futures-oriented and strategic thinking
- Dealing with complexity and uncertainty; Practical problem-solving / management / planning skills
- Networking; Communication skills; building effective coalitions for systemic change
- Catalysing / managing change; Inspire a shared vision; Enable/Motivating others to act/participate
- Teamwork; Work in multi-cultural and interdisciplinary (diverse) settings; Participatory skills, decision-making; Conflict resolution skills/consensus building; Focus on process, dialogue, listening
- Ability to put in practice systems thinking concepts; identify and use leverage points
- Ability to zoom in and out in time and details, and to keep the desired future and global perspective in mind
- Ability to understand formal and informal structures, power dynamics, and interactions