Signalling: meeting sustainability principles
‘Sustainability’ has become one of the buzz-words of the early 21st century, reflecting the social view is that society is overusing resources and that a correction is necessary. In previous times ‘growth’ (in economic, population or other senses) was considered important. Now, however, an understanding has developed that there is no infinite growth in a finite world, hence the need for sustainability. Many pundits, commentators and businesses are moving to promote or take advantage of the mood of the times for various reasons – some out of altruistic motives, some out of genuine concern and some to make money. In many instances, this has simply led to a rebranding of existing practices as sustainable. The aim of this paper is to get beyond the ‘green wash’ to consider what sustainability means when applied to an industry like the signalling industry by analysing industry practices and situations against the principles of sustainability.
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- Palazzi B
- Publication Date: 2008
- Pagination: 10p.
- Monograph Title: AusRAIL PLUS 2008, capacity, climate & culture, 1-2 December 2008, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
- TRT Terms: Railroad transportation; Signals
- ATRI Terms: Rail transport; Signal; Sustainability
- Subject Areas: Railroads;
- Accession Number: 01516827
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: ARRB
- Files: ATRI
- Created Date: Mar 4 2014 7:54PM