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1. (of economic development, energy sources, etc.) capable of being maintained at a steady level without exhausting natural resources or causing severe ecological damage
2. (of economic growth) non-inflationary


Being able to meet the needs of present generations without compromising the needs of future generations. To be truly sustainable, a human community must not decrease biodiversity, must not consume resources faster than they are renewed, must recycle and reuse virtually all materials, and must rely primarily on resources in its own region.
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the Asia Centre of the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), the UN Office of Sustainable Development (UNOSD) in Inchon, South Korea, the Ring Alliance, the Sustainable Mekong Research Network, the Human Development Foundation of North America, and the Great Transition Initiative.
The long term sustainability of the corporation largely relies on how organizations maintain their competitiveness while simultaneously preserving a sustainable environment [3].
Considering options for an effective Sustainable Development Financing Strategy, including options to mobilise existing resources and to encourage investments.
Rich Hurst, regional coordinator for the North East Strategic Partnership for Sustainable Schools said: "There are some outstanding examples of schools around the region who can offer their experiences and expertise to help others begin their sustainable schools journey.
1) The government defines sustainable communities as places where people want to live and work, now and in the future (Office of the Deputy .
CONTACT: International Centre for Sustainable Cities, (604)666-0061, www.
Today's consumers are increasingly more environmentally conscious--wanting products and services to have as little impact on the environment as possible--so sustainable design is no longer only good for the environment and people, but it is good for businesses, too.
These new features are a complement to our Revit-based suite of products for BIM that support the gbXML schema, and they will further support the increase in sustainable building design.
The purpose of the building is threefold: to educate the university community about the possibilities of sustainable design and the social responsibility of using resources wisely; to provide a "test bed" by which the long-term cost benefits of sustainable design will be measured as a precursor to campus growth; and to provide a community resource to other building owners and for education regarding sustainable design.
Sustainable forest management refers to the "stewardship and the use of forests and forest lands in a way, and at a rate, that maintains biodiversity, productivity, regeneration capacity and vitality.
The good news is that consumer demand has encouraged the building industry to offer many more sustainable and low-toxicity options in conventional building and hardware stores than were available even five years ago.
Life-Cycle Cost" analysis often reveals that the sustainable approach may cost more initially, but will reap long-term savings for your camp.

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