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Sustainability is about living so that others can follow.
North American Aborigines think of an “environment the same for seven generations”, from your great-grand-children to your great-grand-parents.
Sustainability Action Overview - A comprehensive compilation of the organisations active in sustainability.
Follow this link to learn more about the exciting weekend seminar that was held at the Settlement on 16 -18 March 2012: Facing the Future - Quakers can make a difference
The Challenge of Sustainability
Western society has adopted a lifestyle which is seriously degrading our environment and exhausting our resources, and most developing countries are rapidly adopting similar lifestyles, thus exacerbating the problem. While many people and organisations are trying to address this situation, few societies are prepared to make the changes required. Challenges are extensive, affecting our economy, relations between states, energy systems, transport, agriculture, fisheries, recycling, mining etc.
Quaker Statements related to sustainability (FWCC - Quaker global centre)
Sustainable Security – A Briefing for Friends (British Yearly Meeting)
Building Sustainability, Building Peace (British Yearly Meeting)
Key issues include:
ii. Use of fossil fuels and alternative energy sources.
iii. Materialistic social values.
iv. Economic system dependent on growth.
v. Unsustainable consumption and production.
vi. Expectations of developing countries.
vii. Social inequities, between and within nations.
viii. Social resistance to change - ?denial?
ix. Action to promote sustainability.
1. local, transition towns
3. international, UN Rio+20
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