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Sustainable development is a way for people to
use resources without the resources running
The term used by the Brundtland Commission
defined it as development withsustainability that
"meets the needs of the present without
compromising the ability of future generations
to meet their own needs."
Sustainable development has three
A state in which the demands placed on the
environment can be met without reducing
its capacity to allow all people to live well,
now and in the future.
The use of various strategies for employing
existing resources optimally so that that a
responsible and beneficial balance can be
achieved over the longer term.
The ability of a community to develop
processes and structures which not only
meet the needs of its current members but
also support the ability of future generations
to maintain a healthy community.
At the core of the idea of sustainability
is the matter of meeting people’s needs
– for a home, for a decent job, for
education for their children, for good
health care, and for a safe and healthy
neighbourhood to live in.
Most people in the rich nations have
most of these needs, but there are still
many people living in poverty and in
poor quality homes.
Even if these basic needs are met there are
still plenty of ways in which their ‘quality of life’
is under threat: from crime, from pollution, or
from living in neighbourhoods where no-one in
authority seems to care.
If we don't take care of the world we live in
now, we won't have anything to leave behind
us for the future generations.
Sustainablility tries to find a way in which
human beings live comfortably, but
respecting Mother Nature.
The world is not something you enjoy today,
it was here before you were born and it
might be here after you leave...
World, hold on!
(…) Open up your heart, what do you feel is
real. The big bang may be a million years
away. But I can't think of a better time to
say. World, hold on. Instead of messing
with our future, open up inside. World, hold
on. Wonder you will have to answer to the
children of the sky. Children of the sky (…)