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sustainability

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The extent to which new formats for working and improved outcomes become the standard, the thinking and attitudes behind them fundamentally altered, and the systems surrounding them transformed.

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The optimisation of the interactions between humans and nature, such that economies can be maintained at a desirable level of growth and productivity without environmental degradation, which compromises future growth and productivity.

sustainability

the commercial/economic use of resources which can be replaced and not depleted i.e. sustainable resources.
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The deployment of new sustainable energy systems may cost more than non-sustainable energy systems over the short term, but in the long term this investment is expected to pay dividends handsomely.
Additionally, while sustainable selections have been touted as higher than their non-sustainable counterparts, as interest in environmentally responsible and recycled products has increased, so has product diversity and cost effectiveness.
Conversely, you might experience success on the first few sales calls and then expand too fast with a non-sustainable model.
The authors of this resource for engineers use the fundamental laws of thermodynamics as a departure point for discussion of the transition from a fossil-based, non-sustainable industry to a sustainable, low-waste industry based on renewable energy and resources.
Concerned about the urgency of sustainability and the long-range impact that non-sustainable efforts could have on the environment, and convinced that sustainable concepts could be taught to young children, the authors introduced an integrated thematic unit on "that big science word: Sustainability" to primary teachers and students.
Indeed, non-sustainable products should be phased out gradually.
If these are the real problems, then the real solution cannot be replacing fossil fuels with other non-sustainable sources to power the same systems.
Sustainability has to be made profitable to the point where non-sustainable behavior adversely impacts the corporate shareholders' economic interests.
This results in non-sustainable returns and drift towards urban areas," said the refugee organization.
Trust spokesman Bob Stanton said: "The objectives of refurbishing the house were to reduce the energy requirement of the home by improving its thermal performance, to reduce the dependency of the home on non-sustainable energy sources and to minimise the environmental impact of the home as it is upgraded.
Although researchers have found some significant improvements, they also note the environmental effects of older non-sustainable technologies still extant in Serbia.

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