This is one of the most popular search questions about sustainability on the Web.
Globally there are over one million/month searches with 450,000 of them from the United States. There is no one definition although a popular one cited is the Brundtland Commission of the United Nations of March 20, 1987: “sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” As Wikipedia reports, "At the 2005 World Summit it was noted that this requires the reconciliation of environmental, social and economic demands - the "three pillars" of sustainability. Here on EarthSayers
we express these three pillars as planet, people, and prosperity. We created a taxonomy or content map for the concept which you can use to find information and better understand the concept.
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The Four Operational Principles of Sustainability by Karl-Henrik Robert
Title: The Roots of Sustainability Thinking by Karl-Henrik Robert
Dr. Karl-Henrik Robčrt, a Swedish cancer doctor and medical researcher, founded The Natural Step to inject some science into the environmental debate - and provide a solid foundation for action. Interview by Barry Heidt, filmmaker and producer, Lincoln City, Oregon.
He talks at a very personal level of his journey in creating a big picture of what we could agree on when it comes to the conditions of this planet and how to live prosperous lives here without destroying it. For more videos on Portland's sustainability progress, visit visit naturalsteponline's YouTube channel.
EarthSayers Barry Heidt; Karl-Henrick Robert
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Definition of Sustainable Innovation, Elementary Style by Dassault Systems
Waking Up to Sustainability by John Elkington
What is Sustainability by Hunter Lovins
Just Imagine: Sustainability CNN Interview of Majora Carter
Definition of Sustainability by Corporations by Christoph Lueneburger
How to Save the World by Eero Paloheimo
What's Your Vision for Sustainability by Nikos Avionas
Defining Sustainability - Business Insights by Dr. Karl-Henrick Robert
Being Frugal: The Original Sustainability?
Going to the Heart of Sustainability with Ilarion Merculieff
The 3 Finger Test by Professor P
The Natural Step and Sustainability Explained in Two Minutes
To Hell with Sustainability by Colin Beavan
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What is Just Sustainability by Julian Agyeman
Use of the Term, Sustainability by Larry Merculieff (Aleut)