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Sustainable Development: What Does It Really Mean?

Sustainable: 1: capable of being sustained 2a: of, relating to, or being a method of harvesting or using a resource so that the resource is not depleted or permanently damaged <sustainable techniques> <sustainable agriculture> b: of or relating to a lifestyle involving the use of sustainable methods <sustainable society> (Merriam-Webster's Online Dictionary) Sustainable Development: "Development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs." (The Report of the Brundtland Commission, "Our Common Future," 1987) If you're a brownfielder and a reader of this publication, you have probably seen at least one of these two definitions in this magazine. If so, forgive me for rehashing old ground. But since so many new people are coming into the brownfield market or just beginning to see how sustainable development has become the latest craze in our market, you should at least have the…Log In to Read Full Article

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