Harnessing the wind (photo from picfindr.com)
“We should all be concerned about the future, because we will all have to spend our lives there”.
Charles Kettering, Inventor and Philosopher
What is sustainability? Simply put, something sustainable is something that renews itself so that it lasts. A sustainable system is one that finds a balance between human needs and the ability of the world around us to produce the resources that are essential for life. In order to establish sustainable communities, we must have an understanding of the requirements for our own existence as well as the knowledge of how to protect existing resources for the future. The overruling principle is: don’t take any more than will grow back. The natural world is capable of rebuilding and regenerating itself, and it is right and good for us to take from it to support our lives. But if we take too much, and if we take more than can be renewed, we will soon be lacking the essentials that we need. This site will explore what our basic human needs are, how our current actions are negatively affecting our environment, and what is currently being done to make our communities more sustainable. Building communities that are sustainable will in turn make our world able to provide resources for the generations to come.
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