Sustainability

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Sustainability

The concept of sustainability can be traced back to President Theodore Roosevelt, who stated in 1910, “I recognize the right and duty of this generation to develop and use the natural resources of our land; but I do not recognize the right to waste them, or to rob, by wasteful use, the generations that come after us.” In 1987 the United Nations World Commission on Environment and Development (the Brundtland Commission) defined a sustainable development as one that “meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” Sustainability has three interdependent dimensions—the environment, economics, and society—often referred to as the triple bottom line.
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Hawaiian Hospitality Group's strategy is to collaborate with both partnerships and market solutions to other ecotourism businesses that have committed to ecological sustainability.
It is also an honor to collaborate with an educational institution of its stature in our mission to help the foodservice industry achieve ecological sustainability," said GRA Executive Director Michael Oshman.
By displaying various best practice examples, the north German city is proving how even a highly industrialised port city such as Hamburg can succeed in combining ecological sustainability with economic growth.
This book is a powerful statement of the need to replace environmental governance with governance for social and ecological sustainability.
Essentially, the group will be a catalyst for anyone with a passion for, or who has a direct impact on, sustainable design and construction to provide economic, social and ecological sustainability.
Virtual Prairie Research Project, led by the Universities of Houston and Rennes, advances research in ecological sustainability models; project is the world's largest ecological simulation
Service Area C: Technical services - systems analysis of energy use and carbon footprint including analyzes of resource conservation and ecological sustainability.
The book then describes real initiatives that work for lower energy use, ecological sustainability, and reliance on local economies.
As a leader in international efforts toward greater ecological sustainability and 'green' awareness, Samsung Electronics is driving hard to further enhance the value to its products through the design of high-performance devices with minimal power requirements," said Dr.
present findings from research conducted by the team over the past decade, investigating ways to improve the ecological sustainability of farming enterprises.
These organizations promote trade practices that adhere to the principles of sustainable development in all its facets: ecological sustainability (use and conservation), economic sustainability (productivity) and social sustainability (equity).
The project would emphasis on ecological sustainability (natural oil fertility,water conservation, minimization of pollution, biodiversity conservation, maintaining natural landscape and climate), economic sustainability (Export vs local orientation,debt,risk involvement, niche markets, and employment) and social sustainability (inclusiveness,farmer%s participation,local acceptance,indigenous knowledge,gender,food security and participation).

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