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Sustainable Development: Linking Economy, Society, Environment by Anne Bayley, Tracey Strange

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2. What is Sustainable Development?

It is impossible to know precisely what the consequences of unchecked or badly managed development will be, but we have enough information to understand that they are potentially negative, costly and irreversible. Sustainable development gives us a new way of thinking through and managing human impact on the world – one that can generate long-lasting positive results for the greater benefit of human societies.

By way of introduction…

Monique Huteau, a recently retired nurse, is up to her elbows in soil as she tends to her lush garden. Strawberries, lettuce, squash, potatoes and more, she grows enough to cover a large portion of her family’s needs in produce, buying what she lacks at the local hypermart. ...

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