Evolving The Way We Rate Progress Towards Sustainability

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“Growing more efficiently merely makes society more efficiently unsustainable.”

William Rees, PhD, FRSC – University of British Columbia, one of the developers of the Ecological Footprint concept

“If you save the living environment it automatically will save the physical environment. If you just save the physical environment (as we’ve come to understand it), we’ll lose both.”

(Wilson’s Law) E.O. Wilson, Harvard, Entomologist, Ecological System Scientist and Author


Currently, Green Building Rating System credits address the efficient use of resources such as energy, water, and materials. But without addressing the world of living systems – the living environment that supports us and surrounds us—we will never achieve a sustainable condition. (more…)

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