Toward a Common Language

In 1987, the World Commission on Environment and Development defined sustainable development as “development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”

Beyond solely focusing on the concept of sustainable development, we now recognize that sustainability is a much more complex and dynamic concept.

Maintaining and sustaining ecosystems is necessary for sustaining economies and human communities. Hence, the “triple bottom line” of environment, economy & society.

¬†Toward a Common Language will be our repository for language references regarding “sustainability”.¬† ALSC does not endorse any particular definition over another, rather we encourage civil dialogue that takes into consideration¬† diverse perspectives and a global learning curve.

Northwest Habitat Institute suggests 7 steps to form a framework to bring about change in a common sense fashion. Seven Steps