It’s time for us to invest in efficiency and renewable energy, rebuild our cities and towns, and begin to solve the climate crisis. Over the next two years, with a focus on Earth Day 2014, the Green Cities campaign will mobilize a global movement to accelerate this transition. Join us in calling for a new era of green cities. ...Read More
Environment (planet, ecology)
Environment, culture, and economics are often referred to as the “three pillars of sustainability” or the “triple bottom line” (3BL). Word sets conveying similar meaning are “Ecology, Equity, and Economics, “People, Planet, Profits” and “Environment, Society and Economics.” For human civilization to endure and thrive, all three pillars must be achieved.
Culture (society, people, health)
A sustainable culture is one that practices inclusion and justice, and views access to natural resources such as food and water as basic human rights. Understanding and acting upon our individual and collective roles in assuring these rights is crucial to sustainability, and increases our chances of creating a sustainable human civilization. This is the cultural or social pillar.
Industries and businesses must be profitable to survive. To be truly sustainable, our economic system must provide basics of clean air and water, good food and health care to benefit humanity while ensuring sustainable use of natural resources. This is the economic pillar. Research demonstrates that businesses employing sustainable environmental and social policies tend to be more profitable.
Fairfield Osborn Preserve
The 450-acre Fairfield Osborn Preserve lies at the top of Sonoma Mountain overlooking Valley of the Moon to the north and the Santa Rosa Plain to the west. The interaction of atmospheric rivers, steep slopes and a preponderance of rhyolitic rock create a frequent and widespread slumping and landslides throughout the Preserve. ...Read More