Theoretical Frameworks and Practical Initiatives to Build On
Sustainability asks us to consider the connection between economic, social, and environmental issues. A sustainable society is one that chooses a path in which economic issues are not weighted more heavily than environmental ones while also creating equitable social structures.
Economic, social, and environmental issues are all highly controlled by the governmental, organizational systems structures that we’ve created and live within. These structures can be redesigned in different ways to weight priorities differently. Some evolving sustainability theories that address our current policy and economic structures are the early community development model, the popular sustainability theory, and the ‘Ideal’ scientific model. By studying these, and other, theoretical models in conjunction with looking at more concrete local, community sustainability initiatives and practices we’re able to better understand possibilities for new structures that meet our environmental needs.
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Amplify: ‘Sustainability’ News Feed
It’s important to amplify good ideas! Check out the latest examples of community sustainability projects and environmental legislation in action.