What is it?
Sustainability is the study of how natural systems function, remain diverse and produce everything it needs for the ecology to remain in balance. “Sustainable development” meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. In today’s world, we are looking to drastically reduce carbon emissions and discover and develop the technologies of the future.
Why is it Important to “Sustain the Environment”?
Well, considering we use roughly 40% more resources every year than we can replace, sustainable development is essential. This development focuses on balancing that fine line between competing needs — our need to move forward technologically and economically, and the needs to protect the environment in which we and others live.
Three Pillars of Sustainability:
- Social Development:
- Awareness of the health of people from pollution and other harmful activities of business and other organizations.
- Maintaining access to basic resources without compromising the quality of life.
- Education — Teaching people about the effects of environmental protection and the dangers of not achieving certain goals as well as encouraging people to participate in environmental sustainability.
- Economic Development: Giving people what they want without compromising quality of life, especially in the developing world, while reducing the financial burden.
- Environmental Protection: To most this is the primary concern for the future of humanity, protection such as; recycling, walking rather than driving, reducing power consumption, and regulating business pollution with carbon emission laws (i.e Climate Mobilization Act) etc…
Jobs in the Field:
- Civic Planning
- Law & Decision Making
- Corporate Strategies
- Environmental Consultancy
- Health Assessment & Planning
- Entry-Level Jobs, etc…
We can all do our part to assist in environmental sustainability from the business to Homefront, including carrying out our own environment impact assess meant to ensure we use energy and water efficiently, make sure our food, furniture and clothing are from sustainable sources.
There are many ways to help make a difference, from campaigns, clean oceans, educating others, donating for causes, to empowering your community. Here are some sites you can visit for ways you can help and more information regarding today’s aggressive actions for the future of our planet.
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