Sustainability is an oft misused term. The ‘Our Cornwall’ blog dissects current interpretations and creates a more a meaningful definition.
See: Towards Cornish sustainability. http://ourcornwall.org/?p=638
One site which also sets out some ideas on the concept of sustainability is the CASSE website – http://steadystate.org/discover/
Discover the Steady State Economy
Economic growth, with all of its downsides, is clearly unsustainable in the 21st century. Long-term recession is no panacea either. A steady state economy is the sustainable alternative to perpetual economic growth.
Economic growth was never a magic bullet; it is simply an increase in the production and consumption of goods and services — it can’t possibly lead to a sustainable outcome. In contrast the steady state economy provides the means for present and future generations to achieve a high quality of life. For more detailed information, read Enough Is Enough.
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