August 19, 2018 Principles No Comments

One of the key concepts of sustainable development is the interdependence of society, economy and the natural environment. Early human cultures were aware from the beginning of the carrying capacity of their environments, that their existence was dependent upon utilising the environment for resources, but respecting that there are limits to what nature can provide without being damaged. More recently, biology and ecology has revealed that all living things, including humans, depend upon each other, and are interconnected through natural cycles and ecological systems. Such cycles and systems are naturally and continually subjected to change that can harm or enhance the ability of different species to survive and flourish. Unfortunately, mankind, through unsustainable patterns of resource consumption, seems now to be increasing the rate of change and consequently the levels of stress experienced within the environment.

Interdependence exists across both time as well as space. Past, present and future are inextricably connected. We are directly linked back in time by the oldest members of the community and forward nearly a century by those born today. It is important to appreciate that both continuity and change have fundamental influences during the courses of our lives. Understanding the concept of interdependence will assist us in recognising our responsibilities for the future.

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Greetings, I'm Linus Wealth, the mind behind sustainable-environment.org.uk, an online encyclopedia dedicated to unraveling the intricate tapestry of the atmospheric environment. Passionate about fostering a sustainable future, my goal is to provide a comprehensive resource for individuals eager to understand and contribute to environmental sustainability. Through educational materials, insightful articles, and a commitment to spreading awareness, the site aims to empower readers with the knowledge needed to make informed choices that positively impact our planet. Join me on this journey to explore, learn, and contribute to the ongoing dialogue about environmental sustainability. Together, we can pave the way for a greener and more harmonious world. Instagram / Email:linuswealthgreen@zoho.com