October 3, 2011

Sustainability Challenge Monday

Although most people would agree that sustainable practices make good sense, there is no agreed upon definition of sustainability that suits everyone. However, the following definition makes a lot of sense:

"Sustainability is a practice of living in a way that balances immediate needs of living (food, shelter, travel, energy, work and play) with future needs for the same resources in a way that supports nature, and conserves natural resources."

If we are not living sustainably, we are borrowing capital from future generations, and degrading ecological systems we rely on for survival.

We must give up ideas of unlimited growth on a limited planet. Living sustainably will ensure future needs will be met, nature is preserved, and resources are used with economy and efficiency.

Take the sustainability challenge - do it for your kids, for nature, for our continued survival.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Discussion and debate is welcome on NBA. I believe that this can be done via courteous, concise comments relevant to the topic of the post, whether or not they agree with the views expressed.

Comments containing profanity, abusive language, or baiting will be deleted.

Comments with a user name attached above, or in a sign off in the text, are appreciated. It lets us meet on common ground, and get to know each other better.

I answer comments depending on what is happening in my life, and how much gardening, cooking, hiking, and music making needs to be done. I am also a full time caregiver to the beautiful Linda, partner in our joyous, simple life.

Click the "notify me" box to be updated on the thread by email.

Note: Comments are moderated to eliminate links to commercial interests. We are proudly a no selling, no buying website. Spammers take note. Please.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...