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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://www.forestry.umn.edu/prod/groups/cfans/@pub/@cfans/@forestry/documents/asset/cfans_asset_250560.pdf

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Sustainability within a social context:

  • the capacity to endure
  • long-term wellbeing of humans
  • conserving natural resources
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Meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

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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.
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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.
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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).
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Triple Bottom Line:

  • Economic prosperity
  • Environmental quality
  • Social equity
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Each generation is entitled to interest on natural capital but principle should be handed on unimpaired.

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