Sustainability has been defined as 'development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs' (World Commission on Environment and Development 1987).
This means that whilst continuing to meet current needs, for example, food, shelter, health economic and financial security, resources which sustain activity are continuously looked after and expanded so that future generation's needs can be met.
Along with other developed nations, the UK needs 3 planets to sustain all current human activity. This means that we are using resources faster than the global environment can replace them - if at all. This is clearly unsustainable and action to reverse this trend is necessary. Achieving sustainable levels of resources can be described as doing more with less!
If you have any further queries and wish to discuss with the officersregarding any of the above, please feel free to contact Health andHousing by:
Tel: 01895 837280 and 01895 837354