Born of social and environmental concerns, notably through opposition to environmental injustice, sustainable development is the idea of reaching the best possible compromise between economic growth and social evolution, while respecting the natural environment. This compromise only proves to be possible by taking into account a fundamental temporal element: that development must be undertaken to… Continue reading The Origin and Development of Sustainability
Following the Second World War, a baby boom took place in North America that very quickly created enormous pressure on housing markets all across the continent. By the 1950s, however, developers had discovered a profitable, time-efficient way of accommodating the burgeoning demand for housing: suburban sprawl. It was by no coincidence that this development trend… Continue reading The Evolution and Consequences of Suburban Sprawl
The quality and state of the movement of people, goods and services lie at the very heart of global economic prosperity. When traffic jams make us late for work, it means doing as much work in less time. In fact, transportation is so important that in the western world we spend more than one month… Continue reading Green Mobility as a Solution to Environmental Degradation
Landfill reclamation is the process of transforming a full landfill from wasteland to woodland by successfully turning garbage into resilient landscapes.
Since the spring of 2000, when the small agricultural community of Walkerton in Canada had found in its water supply the unwelcomed presence of E.coli which caused the death of seven citizens, consumers and Canadian governmental agencies have started to show greater interest and concern with regards to the quality of water supplied by municipal… Continue reading How Can Wastewater Be Treated ?
Marxism could get a second wind from the climate change issue. This ideology separates the world between exploiters and exploited, rich and poor, where industrial countries exploit the under developed countries. Although this ideology lost of its importance since the fall of communism, climate change could bring it back. Indeed, it shows that the poorer… Continue reading Climate Change Could Revive Marxism
ISO is an international management certification that companies voluntarily try to get. It isn’t a government certification. Its origin is independent and purely market oriented. It’s actually taking a step further then government and put pressure on organization to adopt regulations. The concept is simple: you write what you do and do what you write.… Continue reading What is ISO 14001?
In the 18th century, the famous French scientist Lavoisier stipulates that “rien ne se perd, rien ne se crée, tout se transforme”, which can be translated by “nothing is lost, nothing is created, everything transforms”. The core of the sentence means that no element is created out of nothing and none of it disappears. Natural… Continue reading Garbage, Recycling and Waste Management; Understanding the Lifetime of Material
The famous French scientist Lavoisier stipulates in the 18th century that “Rien ne se perd, rien ne se crée”, which is translated by “nothing is lost, nothing is created”. This means that no organic element is created out of nothing and none of it disappears either; natural things on this planet is recycling itself and… Continue reading The Lifetime of Material; Understanding Garbage and Recycle
Agriculture has been part of men history for thousands of years. It created permanent settlement as oppose to a nomadic living and made possible the sustenance of large population. Agriculture replaced the hunting way of life and further on, created large cities, civilizations and other complex societies. We always tried to improve our techniques by… Continue reading Seed Banks, Monoculture and the Evolution of Agriculture