Comments on: Science Wednesday: Year of Science-Question of the Month http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/05/science-wednesday-year-of-science-question-of-the-month/ The EPA Blog Mon, 14 Dec 2015 16:24:21 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.1 By: Hael http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/05/science-wednesday-year-of-science-question-of-the-month/#comment-13140 Sun, 10 May 2009 00:48:47 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=837#comment-13140 This is really the month to think about sustainability. Let just all work together to help the environment. Well, i need to admit that we need to have teachings about this per place and it should be mandatory to attend. This is a very important topic, we all need to think about it because in the end we will all suffer

Regards,
HAEL

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By: Jackenson Durand http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/05/science-wednesday-year-of-science-question-of-the-month/#comment-13139 Thu, 07 May 2009 16:25:27 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=837#comment-13139 The best way to achieve this sustainability is to continue this global education on nature conservency, in less advance countries by teaching, how to conserve using water.

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By: JP http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/05/science-wednesday-year-of-science-question-of-the-month/#comment-13138 Thu, 07 May 2009 12:34:57 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=837#comment-13138 definitions of sustainability: maintain the well being of life & planet in balance & harmony.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sustainability

http://www.epa.gov/Sustainability/

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By: Dave Gardner http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/05/science-wednesday-year-of-science-question-of-the-month/#comment-13137 Thu, 07 May 2009 11:22:40 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=837#comment-13137 True sustainability over the long haul cannot be achieved while population grows. And – short or long term – the more the population grows the lighter we each must live on the planet in order to achieve anything close to sustainability. So for me sustainability includes stable or declining population. What am I doing about it? I stopped at two children, and I’m producing a non-profit documentary to help the world get unhooked from its growth addiction.

Dave Gardner
Producer/Director
Hooked on Growth: Our Misguided Quest for Prosperity

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By: John Fassler http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/05/science-wednesday-year-of-science-question-of-the-month/#comment-13136 Wed, 06 May 2009 22:16:39 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=837#comment-13136 Sustainability? What a great exercise. It seems like an easy question. What does this word I use daily mean? I really think this is a difficult question for those of us living in privileged society and consuming so much more than the rest of the world. My ideal for sustainability is the from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology. A group of scientists from this Institute calculated that a sustainable amount of energy required by society if all are consuming the same amount is 2,000 watts. In the US we consume about 12,000 watts per person. In Europe it’s about 6,000 watts per person. I really haven’t computed my total usage but I know I’ve got a long way to go even though I ride my bicycle almost everywhere and conserve all I think I can. We’ve all got a long way to go to be truly sustainable.

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