|The idea of
sustainable development provides a useful basis to frame this discussion.
However the phrase has become so commonly used is a precisely relevant definition might be
hard to find. Everyone has developed their specialized idea of its meaning.
| A Google search on the phrase “sustainable
development” yields nearly 85 million
“hits” representing thousands of organizations. Canada’s International
Institute for Sustainable Development deserves honorable mention as number 1 on the “hit” list.
|I found what I
needed in the second organization listed. The United Nations is the mother of
sustainable development and their website logo includes the fundamental
definition “Development that meets the needs of the present without
compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”.