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Categories of unsustainability based on:

  • endangering of survival of humans

  • impairing human health

  • causing extinction or violating human rights

  • reducing quality of life/consequences for morals/values

  • Level IV issues are important but convolute extreme survival issues with social justice issues.

    “Framing the Elusive Concept of Sustainability: A Sustainability Hierarchy” http:[email protected][email protected][email protected]/documents/asset/cfans_asset_250560.pdf


Sustainability within a social context:

  • the capacity to endure

  • long-term wellbeing of humans

  • conserving natural resources


  • Meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.


  • Capacity for being continued

  • Living and working in ways that do not hinder nor compromise future generations ability to enjoy a quality of life greater than or equal to our own

  • Sustainability spectrum ranging from responsible environmental/labor practices --------poverty reduction.


Three Pillars1. Environmental (protection)2. Social (equity)3. Economic (viability)

  • Sustainable conditions are dynamic-not static.

  • Sustainability is the cumulative impact of many individual systems influenced by socioeconomics.


Is it possible to get bigger and better without the negative impacts?

  • Maybe. It depends on semantics (as all does). We can have sustainable practices, we cannot have sustainable growth (incredibly slow).


Triple Bottom Line:

  • Economic prosperity

  • Environmental quality

  • Social equity


  • Each generation is entitled to interest on natural capital but principle should be handed on unimpaired.


Maybe think, “what if others acted in the same manner?”


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