31 Jul '14, 12pm

What integrated sustainability really means

What integrated sustainability really means

For more than 20 years, I've been among those promoting a more integrated approach to sustainability. It's not just about the environment and resources, I keep reminding people. It's about systems: understanding their interconnections, the viability of their long-term trends, their limits. And sustainable development is about changing systems — for the better. In my books, articles , training courses, even my songs, I've hit that message over and over for decades. I invented the "Sustainability Compass" to try to make the links between nature, economy, society and human well-being simpler and more intuitive. On very old YouTube videos, you can watch me lecturing government officials on why sustainability is not the same thing as environmentalism, or singing "The System Zoo" to get people rockin' to the beat of system dynamics. But lately, I've realized that I don't have to...

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