Wednesday, December 01, 2004

Sustainability Principles

In a sustainable society, nature is not subject to:

1. systematic increases in concentration of substances from the earth's crust (e.g. heavy metals, fossil fuels);

2. systematic increases in concentrations of substances produced by society (i.e. compounds not found in nature, like DDT and CFCs)

3. systematic degradation by physical means (e.g. deforestation, overfishing, draining aquifers);
and in that society:

4. people are not subject to conditions that systematically undermine their capacity to meet their needs.

Stay going.

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