If I were to ask you what facilitates or enables your participation in leisure, would you know the answer? Give yourself some time to think about how it is that you are able to participate in the leisure activities that you have chosen; or the feelings of leisure that you experience in your life, or the unscheduled time that is your own. Are there people in your life who facilitate your leisure? Do you help to facilitate other people’s leisure?
Some SociableThoughts on leisure and sustainability as Jeff Speck explores The Walkable City
Thanksgiving is perhaps my favourite holiday. I love the smell of turkey and roasted vegetables in the oven; the crisp, clean air; the change of seasons cycling through; and gathering with family and friends to celebrate the bounty of our lives.
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I’d like to ask everyone I know what they do for leisure. Then I’d ask why? And with who? And how ? And where? And when?
I’m a naturally curious person and the choice of leisure is one subject I am particularly interested in.
Implementing corporate social responsibility can be done within human resources, business development, sustainability, or public relations departments. Alternatively, it can also be managed by a firm such as The Sociable Scientists Inc.
Erin and I have decided that once a month, our blog will focus on leisure as we experience it. September has already been full of leisure (and a lot of work too), so I’ll share some of the highlights so far and let you in on the great things to come. Labour day weekend, Nate […]
For some, the term Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) evokes images of strategies used by mega corporations to mitigate risks or manage their reputation. While this is one application of CSR, it is but a small piece of the CSR pie. The concept and goals of CSR can be applied to any organization, big or small, public, private, or non-profit, and even at the individual level.
As a researcher, I read a number of different articles and publications each week related to sustainability, leadership, community engagement, public participation, leisure, tourism, and recreation. My sources are varied, so I utilize my critical thinking skills to ensure that I don’t believe everything I read. At the same time, I think it’s extremely important […]
Two weeks ago, I introduced the topic of Corporate Social Responsibility. This week’s post digs deeper into defining CSR and exploring its benefits and critiques in a broad context while future posts will focus on the application of CSR in various contexts while exploring some best practices from around the world and down the street. By first building a strong understanding of what CSR is, we can then explore what CSR can be.
This research project was an exploratory study of local Vancouver Island tourism participation and its relationship to quality of life for Vancouver Island residents. Examining sustainable leisure management from the perspective of how residents utilize and enjoy products and services deemed for tourists creates the opportunity for an enhanced understanding of the tourism industry on Vancouver Island. Linking that understanding to the study of quality of life for residents provides a more collaborative and innovative approach to how stakeholders can develop and market tourism to the benefit of the people that live, work, and play on Vancouver Island.
Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is by no means a new concept but the term is one that is gaining ground as the global economy shifts towards sustainable business models. A simple online search reveals an abundance of information on the topic ranging from academic articles, news articles, organizational plans, and general information defining CSR and its benefits.