Three Challenges to Sustainability
by Arty Mangan
It is good to remind ourselves that seedlings emerge from the decay of old structures.
Sustainable development “meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs,” as defined by a United Nations commission in 1987. That definition is derived from the Great Law of the Haudenosaunee or Iroquois Federation that requires decision-makers to consider the impact seven generations into the future. How will our actions today affect the great-grandchildren of our great-grandchildren 200 years from now?