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All the living, non-living and climatic conditions of a place are interconnected.
The Earth is a complex ecosystem which consists of smaller sub-ecosystems.
If a part of an ecosystem is exhausted, it affects the whole ecosystem.
It relies on the interrelationship between all of its animals, plants and other resources; we should all be concerned about anything that threatens the quality, health or sustainability of the factors that make up a complete ecosystem.
Development which meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
Environmental - consumption of natural resources does not outstrip regeneration (Aboriginals and land).
Economic - Resources managed in a manner which maintains production opportunities in the future.
Social - The link between human capital and sustainable business.
Cultural - Act in a manner which allows for cultural differences/diversity; maintain culture.
Social sustainability is inextricably linked to environmental sustainability (affordable, convenient public transport = less private vehicles, less pollution).
Social sustainability is linked to economic sustainability (increased employee well-being = more productivity and efficiency from employees).
Changing the way we Think
Transport choice shifts.
Pricing, taxes, rationing.
City design, infrastructure.
Other petroleum fuels.