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.

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