Prof. Carmen González-Toro Environmental Education Specialist Universidad de Puerto Rico Recinto de Mayagüez Colegio de Ciencias Agrícolas Servicio de Extensión Agrícola SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: THE PUERTO RICO EXPERIENCE RULE Institute, January 2007 By
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Environmental Education Specialist
Universidad de Puerto Rico
Recinto de Mayagüez
Colegio de Ciencias Agrícolas
Servicio de Extensión AgrícolaSUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: THE PUERTO RICO EXPERIENCE
RULE Institute, January 2007
Economic development that is achieved without undermining the incomes, resources, or environment for future generations.
Requiresaction to promote the:
We need measuring rods to track progress for:
ACRES FOOD 3.5; MOBILITY 1; SHELTER 6.4; GOODS/SERVICES 6.7 TOTAL FOOTPRINT18IN COMPARISON, THE AVERAGE ECOLOGICAL FOOTPRINT IN YOUR COUNTRY IS 24 ACRES PER PERSON. WORLDWIDE, THERE EXISTS 4.5 BIOLOGICALLY PRODUCTIVE ACRES PER PERSON.
IF EVERYONE LIVED LIKE YOU, WE WOULD NEED 3.9 PLANETS.
Puerto Rico's drastic economic decline can be blamed on many factors:
Endanger coral reef
As Puerto Rico has shown, when public solutions (government) replace market forces, the loss of privately-produced goods and services can lead to economic stagnation and decline