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Sustainable Development

  1. Sustainability explained through animation
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    • What is the simple definition of "sustainability?"
      1. Things can keep going...can sustain themselves...can continue into the future and go on forever.
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    • What was the Earth designed to do?
      1. Provide fresh air, clean water, produce food, and allow us all to have a high quality of life forever.
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    • What are the four principles, of sustainability, or care instructions for our planet?
      1. 1. Reduce our dependency on fossil fuels and heavy metals 2. Reduce our dependence on synthetic chemicals 3.Reduce our destruction of nature 4. Ensure we are not stopping people, globally, from meeting their needs
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    • What is the problem that we face as our population grows?
      1. Our demand for resources increases; while living standards rise, the Earth's ability to meet our needs declines. We are destroying the system that we depend on: nature.
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