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					Sustainability
“Leave the world better than you found it…”
“Take no more than you need…”
“Try not to harm the environment…”
“Make amends if you do…”
 Our economic
development is
   currently
Unsustainable!
     POPULATION
• 1961 – 3 billion people
• 2006 – 6.5 billion people




• 2050 – estimated 9 billion people
   CLIMATE CHANGE
• Earth’s
  temperature
  up 1oC in last
  100 years
ECOLOGICAL DIVERSITY
• In the last 50 years we have lost 300 000
  species to extinction




      Great Auk          Xerces Blue Butterfly
        ENERGY USE
• Global energy use
  will increase
  by 2% per year to
  the year 2010,
  most of it coming
  from fossil fuels
     What is
 “Sustainability”?
Development that meets the needs
of the present without compromising the
ability of future generations to meet their
own needs
How do we change?
 Acknowledging that even small
 projects or activities are a part of
 many interacting or interdependent
 social, ecological, and economic
 systems that together form one
 complex global system
How do we change?
Assessing the environmental, social,
and economic impacts of our actions
How do we change?
Developing alternative solutions to
problems based on human needs and
values
How do we change?
   Engage stakeholders
Jim Donald, CEO Starbucks
Tim Hearn, CEO Imperial Oil
How do we change?
 Ensure that the benefits and costs are
 distributed fairly among various
 stakeholders
Stewardship
The taking responsibility for the
      welfare of the world

				
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