Did Somebody Say… Interconnected Sustainability???Written by admin August 7th, 2011.
Lindsey Williams for Ecofusion
Loss of biodiversity, climate change, as well as economic and social instability are just a few challenges regarding interconnected sustainability that have increasingly become more serious. What does interconnected sustainability even mean, really? How does this play into the efforts put invested into improving business and environmental relations?
Interconnected sustainability literally involves the interconnected issues of sustainability that affect each other, as each issue is solved and addressed, either on a global or national level. Why am I bringing this issue to our attention? Simply because it behooves us to remember how connected each topic is to the entirety of this green movement.
The solidification of sustainability as a generally accepted idea has only spurred action amongst various pockets across the globe, lacking the complete united effort that movers of this movement seek. What is one way to curtail this incremental expansion and transform it into a radically growing expansion?
Bridging the gap of learning, collaborative research and problem solving amongst corporate sectors, government and society- which will serve as key ingredients in bringing the science of sustainability into practice
Realms where sustainability continue to surface include education, corporate sustainability, global sustainability, politics, biodiversity, innovation and socio-technological change. The interconnectedness of each field should not only be recognized, it be should be leveraged.
We need to learn and share what’s working across each sector. Solving broader issues of interconnected sustainability will take interconnected, collaborative efforts; creating action that is proven effective. Particularly with energy use- with regards to our national grid- leveraging interconnected efforts is the only clear way to successfully move forward.