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Categories of unsustainability based on endangering of survival of humans impairing human health causing extinction

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


Categories of unsustainability based on endangering of survival of humans impairing human health causing extinction

Sustainability within a social context:

  • the capacity to endure

  • long-term wellbeing of humans

  • conserving natural resources


Categories of unsustainability based on endangering of survival of humans impairing human health causing extinction


Categories of unsustainability based on endangering of survival of humans impairing human health causing extinction

  • C ability of future generations to meet their own needs.apacity 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.


Categories of unsustainability based on endangering of survival of humans impairing human health causing extinction

Three Pillars ability of future generations to meet their own needs.1. 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.


Categories of unsustainability based on endangering of survival of humans impairing human health causing extinction

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).


Categories of unsustainability based on endangering of survival of humans impairing human health causing extinction

Triple Bottom Line: impacts?

  • Economic prosperity

  • Environmental quality

  • Social equity


Categories of unsustainability based on endangering of survival of humans impairing human health causing extinction


Categories of unsustainability based on endangering of survival of humans impairing human health causing extinction

Maybe think, “what if others acted in the same manner?” but principle should be handed on unimpaired.