Sustainable development involves the extensive
the environment for the benefit of future generations. The
sustainable development is to leave future generations no worse than the
current generation. One must recognize population, human resources, technology, and resource
conservation when thinking about sustainability.
When engaged in
sustainability, a community must be careful to also consider
current generations. To preserve the environment for the future, a
sustainable community must control their waste and resources
The rate of resource usage must be chosen as not to
generations, but they do not have to go untouched. Waste reduction can be
accomplished by optimizing consumption of energy and materials, minimizing waste
generation, and reusing products as raw materials for another
Smart Communities Network
Here is the Operational
Environmental Guiding Principles for the Sustainable Development
Sustainable Communities Network: How to Create a Sustainable
Click on this comprehensive resource for energy efficiency and
renewable energy information. It
contains links to alternative fuels, transportation, solar buildings, etc. You can also find information on home
energy saving tips, state energy alternatives, and use their specialized
resources for educational purposes, consumers, youths, small businesses,
Creating and News about Existing Sustainable
This site contains information about creating
a sustainable community and existing sustainable communities.
Here is a site
with tons of links. It also includes executive summaries.
the Desk of the Prime Minister of Canada
This link features an article about
the Prime Minister's desire to make sustainable development more popular in the
country. You can also access fact sheets and other publications.
National Centre for Sustainability
Here is a site
that explains all about what sustainability is and offers a learning process,
compare to a course module, and news bulletins.
Oikos-International Student Organization for Sustainable Economics
site contains useful publications and recent news and events.
Sustainable Energy and Economy Network: SEEN
Within this page you
will find press reports, statistics, and links to other sites. There is
also information on the energy used for human necessities.
from Tietenberg, Tom. Environmental Economics and Policy.
(New York: Addison-Wesley, 1998.) Paragraph by: Stephanie Ann