14 Jun '11, 6pm

Why "Is It Sustainable?" Is a Meaningless Question...

Why "Is It Sustainable?" Is a Meaningless Question...

The fact is that, as human beings, we are facing an astounding range of complex, daunting challenges. From Global climate change to peak oil, it's hard not to get despondent at the mountains we have to climb. And while we can easily argue that energy conservation beats mountaintop removal when it comes to sustainability, it's much harder to pinpoint any business, town, or even individual in the Western World who is truly living within the carrying capacity of the Earth's resources. The dairy farm I mention above may be managing grazing carefully, producing its own energy, and promoting soil health and conservation—but I'd be willing to bet it still uses some fossil fuels and other non-renewable resources.

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/06/why-sustainable-i...

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