Defining Sustainability: Institute for Sustainability Grassroots Project

January 14, 2009 at 3:06 am Leave a comment

Sustainability is a path of continuous improvement, wherein the products and services required by society are delivered with progressively less negative impact upon the Earth

Acceptance of sustainability and sustainability practice is part of ethical behavior and professionalism of scientists, engineers, and business leaders.

Ghandi: Seven Social Sins

  • Politics without Principle
  • Wealth without Work
  • Commerce without Morality
  • Science without Humanity
  • Pleasure without Conscience
  • Education without Character
  • Worship without Sacrifice

Reality: Eight Social Sins
(per Earl Beaver)

  • Politics without Principle
  • Wealth without Work
  • Commerce without Morality
  • Science without Humanity
  • Pleasure without Conscience
  • Education without Character
  • Worship without Sacrifice
  • Development without Sustainability

– AIChE Institute for Sustainability, November ‘04-July ‘05 Grassroots Project, Earl Beaver, Chair IFS

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