Footprint evaluation focuses on the ‘footprint’ that human systems make on natural systems. This requires attention to the nexus between human systems and natural systems. Footprint evaluation is grounded in the premise that all evaluations should include consideration of environmental sustainability, even when this is not a stated goal of the intervention. This is so … Read more
This ArcGIS Story Map Collection displays all modules that were part of the Story of Place Course held from September 2020 to February 2021. The course focuses on understanding global issues at a bioregional scale. Collection of Story Maps of Course Modules Transformations Systems Workstreams Gulf of Maine
UNDRIP is the most comprehensive international instrument on the rights of indigenous peoples. It establishes a universal framework of minimum standards for the survival, dignity and well-being of the indigenous peoples of the world and it elaborates on existing human rights standards and fundamental freedoms as they apply to the specific situation of indigenous peoples.
As noted in the Bricolage Methods Principle, Blue Marble Evaluation is NOT a specific set of methods or measurements, though treating the global system as the focus of evaluation has major methodological and measurement implications. The variety of possible Blue marble evaluation situations is so vast that no predetermined set will be adequate. There can be no … Read more
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. At its heart are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are an urgent call for action by all countries – developed … Read more
World Savvy is a 501c3 organization based in the United States that works to build global competence in middle and high school students and educators. World Savvy’s approach was an early inspiration for Blue Marble Evaluation. Their Global Competence Matrix offers insight into what core concepts, values, skills and dispositions might be relevant for Blue Marble Evaluators.