Sustainable Development – Development that meets the needs of the present without limiting the ability of future generations to meet their own needs
To understand the words "sustainable development" you need to remember the meaning of sustainable and then development.
Sustainable – last or continue forever
Suds couldn't remove the stain, I wasn't able (sustainable) to get the stain out. the stain lasted forever.
Development – The process in which someone or something changes and becomes more advanced
When we develop it should be on the basis that it is meant (development) to be an improvement on what we did before.
So, sustainable development is advancing as a society in a way that can last forever.
It's about building both domestic and commercial properties without destroying any ecosystems; using recycled materials and careful use of energy, water and materials.
It's about how we have learn't about crop rotation which has lead to sustainable agriculture.
It's also about developing energy resources that are sustainable. Energy which lasts or continues forever, such as:
- Solar energy
- Wind energy
- Hydroelectric energy
- Geothermal energy