Sustainable EnvirohnmentUnderstanding and respect for the earth and its systems, their limits and our impact on them, and actions to preserve this island home in which we must survive.

Salient Characteristics:

  • Knowledge: — Broad government support for independent research that informs policy.
  • Public access and education — Government should ensure the use of current media to publish, explain and publicly debate science-based information.
  • Government further should direct funding and other resources to the public education systems from early childhood to university, to ensure that citizens have the basic skills to understand and join in the debate on best methods toward sustainability of our island home.
  • Action — Government at the highest level is responsible for developing policies, tax structures, and incentives that encourage corporations, individuals and organizations toward sustainable practices.

 

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