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What are the ecological challenges we are all into and how sustainable development could solve them

Updated on August 15, 2015
"Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.." from Our Common Future, also known as the Brundtland Report
"Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.." from Our Common Future, also known as the Brundtland Report
Global warming is increasing and we see more severe floods, storms and droughts with accompanied loss of life. Climate change alters the composition of the global atmosphere and which is in addition to natural climate variability over comparable peri
Global warming is increasing and we see more severe floods, storms and droughts with accompanied loss of life. Climate change alters the composition of the global atmosphere and which is in addition to natural climate variability over comparable peri
Earthquakes and volcanic eruptions are becoming more frequent and intense..
Earthquakes and volcanic eruptions are becoming more frequent and intense..
Decades of pollution are catching up with us.
Decades of pollution are catching up with us.

Ecological challenges

We must not be forced to explore the universe in search of a new home because we have made the Earth inhospitable, even uninhabitable. For if we do not solve the environmental and related social problems that beset us on Earth - pollution, toxic contamination, resource depletion, prejudice, poverty, hunger - those problems will surely accompany us to other worlds.~ Donald G. Kaufman and Cecilia M. Fran from 'Biosphere 2000: Protecting Our Global Environment' 1996

Present day scenario is really very clear and alarming. The world is faced with a tremendous array of ecological challenges. Global warming is increasing and we see more severe floods, storms and droughts with accompanied loss of life. Earthquakes and volcanic eruptions are becoming more frequent and intense. More people are dying from the effects of pollution and the number of people dying of cancer continues to rise. Decades of pollution are catching up with us. Climatic changes are increasingly being linked to droughts, food shortages, migration of people, spreading deserts and deforestation. These will eventually affect all of us. In fact others are already affected. We are indeed faced with a very alarming scenario. We need to be involved in facing these challenges and work for solutions. After all, whatever we do on the earth must be done with the consciousness that it will affect seven generations after us. All stakeholders have to work hand in hand in working on the solutions.



What is sustainable development? How do you think it could be able to help solve the ecological challenges the entire world is into now?

Sustainable development is a term popularized in the 1987 report of the World Commission on Environment and Development called Our Common Future. It is the development that meets the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of the future generations to meet their own needs. It requires choices based on values and it depends upon information dissemination and education, especially regarding the economics of decision that affect the environment. Sustainability has become a central theme of environmental science and human development and resource use. It means using resources in ways that do not diminish them. Resources and natural amenities, including wildlife, natural beauty , and open space, should be preserved, so that future generations can have lifestyles at least as healthy and happy as ours or perhaps better.

Furthermore, Anup Shah in his article entitled “Sustainable development Introduction” said that the idea of sustainable development grew from numerous environmental movements in earlier decades. Several summits were even conducted such as the Earth Summit in Rio, Brazil, 1992, as major international meetings to bring sustainable development to the mainstream.

Many people are arguing on the idea that endlessly continuing development, continually improving the lives of more and more people . But development requires constantly increased resource exploitation. Consequently, the very notion of sustainable development could be impossible. Most of our resources are renewable, and the capacity of the biosphere to absorb our wastes is limited.

What then can we do?

  • To be truly enduring, the benefits of sustainable development must be available to all humans, rather than to just the members of a privileged group. Many of the world’s people live in poverty and in unhealthy conditions. Demographers predict that by 2050, at least two-thirds of the world’s population will live in urban areas. These cities will have an extra ordinary impact on their surrounding environments. But they could also be powerful engines for cultural, economic and political change.
  • Sustainable development does not mean raising the entire world’s people to the same level of consumption. But rather, it means trying to raise the level of health, security, political stability and quality of life around the world.


Intervening Components of Sustainable Development

Sustainable development is generally accepted as having three intervening components such as environment, society, and economy. An example of which is shown by the existence of a healthy, prosperous society with a healthy environment providing food and resources, safe drinking water, and clean air for its citizens. The sustainability paradigm do not accept the fact that casualties in the environmental and social realms are inevitable and acceptable consequences of economic development.

Below are the environmental challenges we are into now.. Please rank them according to your perceived choice and urgency of action. 1 = most urgent 2 = more

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Energy Efficiency
 
 
 
 
Water Conservation
 
 
 
 
Clean Air
 
 
 
 

This video looks at the meaning of sustainable development and why the current best practices prescribe participatory methods. It also presents a visual model f

For critical thinking

  1. What are the ecological challenges the world is into now? What measures can you do to solve them?
  2. How do you perceive sustainable development in your respective status? What do you think can you do to promote sustainability in your own country?
  3. Climate change has been described as an environmental issue, but a potential change in the earth's atmosphere would affect many other aspects of our daily lives. What do you think these effects might be and be able to discuss them. Do you think we would benefit if global temperature rises?

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      Rene Briane 4 weeks ago

      Rene Briane G. Angeles

      BSEEC - III

      to prevent ecological crisis we need to help our planet by planting trees to keep our planet save . ecological science must be more rapidly integrated to keep up with the changes, including an ecological knowledge system to facilitate access to new and existing sources of ecological information throughout the world.

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      Christian Paul V. Ogorida BSCE II 4 weeks ago

      According to the report ‘Our common future’ by Ms. Harlem Brundtland, sustainable development is defined as development that satisfies the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to satisfy theirs. This report, published in 1987 by the United Nations World Commission on Environment and Development, insists on the need to protect the diversity of genes, species, and all terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems in nature. This is possible in particular via measures to protect the quality of the environment, and by the restoration, development, and maintenance of habitats that are essential to species. This implies the sustainable management of the use of the animal and plant populations being exploited. In other words, it is the rational management of human, natural, and economic resources that aims to satisfy the essential needs of humanity in the very long term.

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      Melencio, Marc James 4 weeks ago

      Melencio, Marc James

      Tourism

      Ecologically sustainable development is the environmental component of sustainable development. It can be achieved partially through the use of the precautionary principle if there are threats of serious or irreversible environmental damage, lack of full scientific certainty should not be used as a reason for postponing measures to prevent environmental degradation.

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      Christine San Gabriel BSN1 4 weeks ago

      We are all responsible for our environment.Sustainable development is sustaining todays needs for human living and still ensures the ability of providing the needs of our future generation.As a mom,I am aware of what our environment is facing right now and I am assuring that in every act i make ,I assure my childrens future.

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      Camille San Mateo 4 weeks ago

      SAN MATEO, CAMILLE C.

      BSN-1

      Environmental problems have become serious in many parts in many parts of the country, and hence cannot be ignored. Like global warming that really happening and increasing, the climate change is it not the cause of its increasing numbers we are the ones to blame for the irregular weather patterns that have been changing in dramatic ways. And decades of pollution that catching up with us. And because of those problems the only thing that we can do is to create sustainable development. It is development that meets the needs of the present without comprimising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

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      Ronniel Legaspi 4 weeks ago

      LEGASPI, RONNIEL AERON R.

      BSECC-3

      Sustainable development as defined by many is the economic development that is conducted without depletion of natural resources. This could have happen if we just took care of our environment. As a future engineer we need to help our own environment to heal by keeping our garbage in a right place.

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      Bryan Pangilinan 4 weeks ago

      Bryan P, Pangilinan

      BSHM 4-2

      Each country has primary responsibility for its own economic and social development and the role of national policies, domestic resources and development strategies cannot be overemphasized. Developing countries need additional resources for sustainable development. There is a need for significant mobilization of resources from a variety of sources and the effective use of financing, in order to promote sustainable development. So we need to take care our environment. Do our responsibility and dont abuse our environment use it properly, dont cut trees in the forest, dont smoke because its bad in our air pollution, plant more trees to have fresh air and join in a project about our environment to learn more and to do more. That simple task and responsibility we can do to our environment.

      And when you think of the world as a system over time, you start to realize that the decisions our grandparents made about how to farm the land continue to affect agricultural practice today; and the economic policies we endorse today will have an impact on urban poverty when our children are adults

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      Danica Vipinoza 4 weeks ago

      Danica C. Vipinoza

      BSHM 4-2

      Sustainable development is a process for meeting human development goals while maintaining the ability of natural systems to continue to provide the natural resources and ecosystem services upon which the economy and society depend.

      One of the basic assumptions underlying the definition of sustainable development is that environmental considerations have to be entrenched in economic decision-making. While our government has made a strong commitment to practicing sustainable development and implementing policies to support it, if small businesses don't get on board, full sustainable development is impossible.

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      Jasper Sierto 4 weeks ago

      Sierto, Jasper L.

      BSHM - 3

      Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. It contains within it two key concepts

      the concept of needs, in particular the essential needs of the world's poor, to which overriding priority should be given

      the idea of limitations imposed by the state of technology and social organization on the environment's ability to meet present and future needs

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      Javy Paul Gonzales 4 weeks ago from San Ildefonso Bulacan

      GONZALES, JAVY PAUL S.

      BSHM 3

      Sustainable development will serve as an initiative for all people to protect and save mother earth from human destruction. The first category relate to the Environmental and Ecological problems of the World. Which includes issues relating to ecological destruction, resource depletion and atmospheric change, i.e. Global warming. I also included in this category the problem of over population which exacerbates these environmental issues though this might equally well be considered as a Social and Political problem.

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      RUSSELL BERNARDINO BSTM4 5 weeks ago

      The aim of ecologically sustainable development is to maximize human well-being or quality of life without jeopardizing the life support system. The measures for sustainable development may be different in developed and developing countries according to their level of technological and economic development.

      Balance is essential between development and environment changes in global climate patterns, deforestation, species loss, air and water pollution, ozone depletion and toxic waste disposal, all indicate the urgent need for sustainable practices. Environmental laws are to be implemented. Environmental education and awareness has to spread at all levels.

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      Jolina Gabriel 5 weeks ago

      JOLINA L. GABRIEL

      BSN -1

      One of the biggest issues facing us right now is global warming. Its effects on animals and on agriculture are indeed frightening, and the effects on the human population are even scarier. The facts about global warming are often debated in politics and the media, but, unfortunately, even if we disagree about the causes, global warming effects are real, global, and measurable. The causes are mainly from us, the human race, and the effects on us will be severe.

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      Gil Calderon 5 weeks ago

      The planet faces a variety of troubling issues that stem from man-made contamination. Many of these lead to environmental problems that are causing long-term damage to the earth’s ecosystem. The global issues explains that the only way to control current environmental issues is to create sustainable development strategies and continue to instill conservation methods.

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      Bianca Bernardo 5 weeks ago

      MARUCOT, KATRINA BIANCA BSN1

      Before reading this article, I can say I had a very minimal knowledge of what is really going on in the world that we live in. The world now compared to the world before is very different. It's as if we can say that if our dearest Mother Earth will be compared to a human being, it's as if Mother Earth is a worn out mom with a 2 dozen kids. She is tired, she is forgotten, she is sick. We, her kids have forgotten to take care of her and we all took her for granted. If we keep on going with this kind of attitude, our future generation won't be able to witness the beauty that is still left in our world. We cannot anymore bring back what was lost and what was damaged. All we can do now, is preserve what we have left and start to build what we can.

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      Dave Joshua Villangca 6 weeks ago

      Dave Joshua B. Villangca

      BSN-I

      Baliuag University

      General Chemistry

      T, F 7:30-12:00

      It is true that we're now facing many ecological challenges. But all these challenges will always be still challenges if we don't act now. The environment is created by God for us to have a place to live in. A better place. Well, it was. Past tense. Why? Because we all abused it. The heaven is crying like there is no tomorrow. The land is dancing to the noise we're all making. The seas are enraged like parents who bullies their son. The Earth is now in chaos, saying "Why!? Why did you do these terrible things to me!?". Let's now take actions before it's over. This is a gift that God gave us so saving it from destruction means a lot to Him. There are many things that we can do to make a difference, like throwing a piece of candy wrapper into a proper thrash can, turning off the lights or other appliances if they're not in use, and turning off the water tap while we're taking a bath if the water bucket is full. Like what others said, "Simple things can make a difference". Let's all appreciate nature because in the end we all need it for us to live in this world properly and fruitfully.

      As a nurse in the future, I must be the one who will educate people for them to have self-awareness that our environment is one of the factors why we're all having diseases. Like for example, if we minimize or stop smoking completely then we'll be able to reduce the air pollution that may result different lung diseases.

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      PAULINE LOUISE A. TORIBIO 7 weeks ago

      TORIBIO, PAULINE LOUISE A.

      BSN-1

      Our environment is basicaly where we live. We should consider this as our home. How we treat the environment is who we are. We all should take care of it. Sustainable development is the answer to what our environment is facing right now and still takes care of the future. This is where we will learn how to conserve everything.

      Based on my observation, we have a very big factor to what our environment is right now.

      As Florence Nightingale's Environmental Theory, our environment is a big factor on how a patient recovers. A patient needs a clean house(health of houses) right sunlight, ventilation, toning down the noise (in which we are also having noise pollution), bed and beddings, social consideration, chattering hopes and advices, variables, nutrition and personal cleanliness in order for them to recover. So we, as nurses, are also considering the environment for patient's recovery. And we also should contribute to the better of our future.

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      JulieannnDelacruz 2 years ago

      Julie Ann Dela Cruz (BSBA 1-3)

      As a development which meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own need. Economists generally accepted and supported Brundtland definition of sustainable development. Pearce & barbier (blueprint for Sustainable Economy, 2000) also defines sustainable development as development that last. They also said that future generations should be entitled to at least the same level of economic well-being as is currently available to the present generation. It can also be defined as meeting human fundamental needs while preserving the life-support systems of the planet Earth. This is a scientific perspective on the sustainable development relation between nature and society. The main pillars of sustainable development are: Economic development

      Social development and, Environmental development.

      The United Nations 2005 World Summit Outcome Document refers the above pillars as the interdependent and mutually reinforcing pillars of sustainable development.

      There has been an indigenous controversy over the main pillars of sustainable development through various International Forums such as United Nation Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues and the Conversion of Biological Diversity that there are four pillars of sustainable development which they called the fourth one , Cultural development. Also, The Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity (UNESCO, 2001) further detailed the concept by saying that the cultural diversity is as necessary for humankind as biodiversity is for nature.

      Sustainable development, when applied to the development of a system, creates complexity for the stakeholders involved in and affected by that development. To delve this complexity, solid definitions must be proposed for development and sustainable development in order for a framework to be established through which these complexities can be understood. Furthermore, these definitions are necessary evils for explorations of the intricacies of sustainable development due to the various paradigms used to define “development” and “sustainable development.” One definition of development, and the one that will be utilized within this report, is the, “utilizing resources to advance the complexity of a whole society.” From this, a definition of sustainable development can be expressed as, “a modus operandi for development which ensures that the cost to environment and to any individual human being from development is equally compensated.” This definition allows for a unification of the drive to develop with those who lose from any form of development; thus, it can be renamed “ideal development.

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      Jessica Ocampo 2 years ago

      Jessica Ocampo BSBA1-1. 1. Contamination of Drinking Water: Contamination of fresh water used for household needs, including pollution of oceans, rivers, lakes, and reservoirs, ranks top on the list of environmental concerns for many Americans. More than half of respondents stated they worry about the safety of their drinking water a great deal.

      2. Water Pollution: General worry over water pollution and associated environmental issues greatly concerns half of all Americans who participated in the 2008 poll. Related issues include acid rain, ocean dumping, urban runoff, oil spills, ocean acidification, and wastewater.

      3. Soil Contamination: Soil erosion, soil conservation, soil salination, and soil contamination by waste, pesticides, and lead worries 50 percent of Americans.

      4. Wildlife Conservation: More than 40 percent of Americans expressed concern about wildlife conservation and associated environmental issues, such as endangered species, animal and plant extinction, coral bleaching, introduction of invasive species, poaching, and loss of natural animal habitats resulting in relocation and a break in the food chain.

      5. Air pollution: Concerns over air pollution have remained steady over the last decade, with more than 40 percent of Americans worried about indoor and outdoor air quality, carbon emissions, tropospheric ozone, particulate matter, sulfur oxides, volatile organic compounds, radon, refrigerants, and methane emissions.

      6. Biological pollutants, including bacteria, viruses, molds, mildew, dander, dust, mites, pollen, ventilation and infection.

      7. Carbon footprint and the responsibility of individuals to reduce their effect on the environment, including the use of renewable energy sources (solar power, geothermal heat pumps), recycling, and sustainable living.

      8. Climate change and issues related to global warming, such as the greenhouse effect, global dimming, and the gradual rise in sea level.

      9. Consumerism and over-consumption and their effect on the planet.

      10. Dams and the impact of dams on the environment.

      11. Ecosystem destruction and associated environmental concerns, such as aquaculture, estuaries, shellfish protection, landscaping, wetlands, and ecological restoration.

      12. Energy conservation issues, including renewable energy for home and business, energy efficiency, and fossil fuel depletion.

      13. Fishing and its effect on marine ecosystems, blast fishing, cyanide fishing, bottom trawling, whaling, and over-fishing.

      14. Food safety concerns and the effects of hormones, antibiotics, preservatives, toxic contamination, and lack of quality control on health.

      15. Genetic engineering, including concerns about genetically modified foods and genetic pollution.

      16. Intensive farming, irrigation, overgrazing, monoculture, methane emissions, and the damaging environmental effects of deforestation for farming and cattle.

      17. Land degradation and related problems, such as desertification and soil and land pollution.

      18. Land use, urban sprawl, lack of free space, and habitat destruction and fragmentation.

      19. Logging, deforestation, clear-cutting, destruction of wildlife habitats, and greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to global warming.

      20. Mining and its role in global warming, acid mine drainage, and soil and air pollution resulting from toxic emissions and heavy metals.

      21. Nanotechnology and the future effects of nanopollution and nanotoxicology.

      22. Natural disasters and their impact on all aspects of the environment.

      23. Nuclear issues, including the effects of nuclear fallout, nuclear meltdown, radioactive waste, and the population's reliance on nuclear power.

      24. Other pollution issues, such as light pollution and noise pollution, and their effects on human health and behavior.

      25. Ozone depletion and damage to the Earth's ozone layer caused by CFC.

      26. Resource depletion, the need for newer, cleaner energy sources, and exploitation of natural resources.

      27. Sustainable communities and issues such as reducing reliance on fossil fuels, supporting local farmers and merchants, encouraging green practices and building, consideration of native wildlife, and adoption of mass transportation and cleaner methods of commuting.

      28. Toxins, including chlorofluorocarbons, heavy metals, pesticides, herbicides, toxic waste, PCB, DDT, bioaccumulation, endocrine disruptors, asbestos, and poorly implemented hazardous waste management.

      29. Waste and associated environmental issues, such as litter, landfills, recycling, incineration, marine debris, E-waste, and contamination of water and soil caused by improper disposal and leaching toxins.

      Environmental protection and preservation of the planet is the responsibility of every individual and community on Earth. If you share any of the above top 30 environmental concerns, you must take action to reduce your personal and household impact on the planet and to educate other members of your community on environmental issues.

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      Agnes Mateo BSBA 1-3 2 years ago

      Sustainable development is a process for meeting human development goals while maintaining the ability of natural systems to continue to provide the natural resources and ecosystem services upon which the economy and society depend. While the modern concept of sustainable development is derived most strongly from the 1987 Brundtland Report, it is rooted in earlier ideas about sustainable forest management and twentieth century environmental concerns.

      Sustainable development is the organizing principle for sustaining finite resources necessary to provide for the needs of future generations of life on the planet. It is a process that envisions a desirable future state for human societies in which living conditions and resource-use continue to meet human needs without undermining the "integrity, stability and beauty" of natural biotic systems.

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      Romalyn Dela Cruz 2 years ago

      Sustainable development does not focus solely on environmental issues. More broadly, sustainable development policies encompass three general policy areas: economic, environmental and social. In support of this, several United Nations texts, most recently the 2005 World Summit Outcome Document, refer to the "interdependent and mutually reinforcing pillars" of sustainable development as economic development, social development, and environmental protection.

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      Renadel E. Domingo BEED-III 2 years ago

      Sustainable development is a pattern of resource use that aim to meet human needs while preserving the environment so that these needs can be met not only in the present, but in the indefinite future. The term was used by the Brundtland Commission which coined what has become the most often-quoted definition of sustainable development as development that "meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs."

      The field of sustainable development can be conceptually broken into three constituent parts: environmental sustainability, economic sustainability and sociopolitical sustainability.

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      Angeliqueen Perez 2 years ago

      Angeliqueen Perez

      BSBA 1-1

      The ecological challenges are Global warming, climate change, earthquakes, pollution and it cause loss of life. So we must think a solution in this problem not only for us but for the next generation. As a student and future business woman I must support the Sustainable Development because it really helps us by providing food and resources, safe drinking water, clean air, and they preserve the Earth for the next generation.

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      Janel M. Brasileno 2 years ago

      BSBA 1-1

      The ecological problems is today mostly used to describe different environmental problems. After all, ecology is top environmental science, and many people identify ecology as some sort of science that is primarily oriented on protection of our environment. This is only a partial meaning of what ecology really stands for, and this is the interconnection between all living organisms and their environment.

      Without a doubt the biggest issue facing the environment is over population of humans, Climate Change, loss of Biodiversity, Ocean Acidification and many more. Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.And as I have read the true meaning of sustainable development is trying to raise the level of health, security, political stability and quality of life around the world.

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      Pam Matic BEED-III 2 years ago

      Sustainability is to create a new design goal. The design innovation is new model of sustainable development to explore the human survival and our living environment. Designing through the sustainable design innovation, it is a new perspective to solve the problem of human survival and living environment. Sustainable design in three ways: design concept innovation, design of materials innovation and innovative design structure.

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      Reynalyn L.Banzon BEED-3 2 years ago

      Change is inevitable. We can't change the fact that everything changes. Our world are now in danger because of all the actions that we've done. We are the ones who make it more complex. It should never be complex than it needs to be. Admit it or not, we are facing such ecological challenges. We are somehow escaping from making any moves to solved it. We are just complaining about those things but we are not making any move to take part in our responsibilities. As a future teacher, I know that sustainable development is the solution. I will inform my students about what is happening in our environment and how it affects our lives. It is my duty to stand as their role model. I'll fully take in charge in making solution. I will be the first one to make them realize that in order to survive we should do more and help each other.

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      RIZA CUANICO BEED ECOLOGY /TF 2 years ago

      Economic growth also has to be greater than population growth otherwise more and more people will form part of the poor. In the greater global environment there is a serious concern whether economic growth all over the world is sustainable. The main concern is around environmental issues. As more and more people populate the planet they consume more food and use up more of the earth’s natural resources. Economies have to grow to look after the increasing numbers of people and economic growth is very often at the cost of environmental protection. The relationship between people and ecology is very important for how the world survives. People are a part of large biological system (ecosystem) made up of every living organism in the world and indeed the universe, which interacts to make life as we know it. These organisms also interact with the non-living parts of nature such as climatic cycles and solid matter. This ecosystem is carefully balanced and each part is interdependent on the rest. Before industrialization, this system was able to deal with its growth and its waste in a way that did not interfere with any other organism’s ability to thrive.

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      Trisha Ann Angeles BSBA 1-1 2 years ago

      Trisha Ann Angeles BSBA 1-1

      The aim of sustainable development is to define viable schemes combining the economic, social, and environmental aspects of human activity. These three areas must therefore be taken into consideration by communities, companies, and individuals. The ultimate goal of sustainable development is to find a coherent and long-lasting balance between these three aspects. In addition to these three main factors, there is a transverse consideration, which is essential to the implementation of policies and actions with regard to sustainable development: good governance. Governance consists in the procedures of the decision-making process. In matters of sustainable development, the consensus of all the participants in society is required in order to define objectives and implement them: private and public sector companies, associations, NGOs, unions, and citizens.

      Sustainable development did not just appear out of thin air; it is the product of a set of transformations in which the exploitation of natural resources, the choice of type of investment, and orientation of technological and institutional modifications are in harmony with present and future needs. As has already been indicated, the aims of sustainable development must be considered by individuals, by companies, and on a planet-wide level.

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      Kcharm David 2 years ago

      krischarm david

      BSBA1-1

      Sustainable development is a worthy goal for small businesses everywhere. As members of our various communities, we know that society, the environment, and the economy are interconnected.

      It just makes sense to pay attention to the environmental impact of our economic practices, and try to ensure that our communities are healthy, pleasant places to live.

      Paying attention to sustainable development is especially sensible when so many of our potential customers and clients are actively seeking greener products and services. Witness the growth of industries such as "organic" food, for instance. Many food producers have switched to organic production methods; organic products can be sold for a higher price in the market, and consumers are willing to pay that price. Making environmentally conscious decisions about your business operations can be good for the bottom line.

      One of the basic assumptions underlying the definition of sustainable development is that environmental considerations have to be entrenched in economic decision-making. While our government has made a strong commitment to practicing sustainable development and implementing policies to support it, if small businesses don't get on board, full sustainable development is impossible.

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      Ria Marie S. Dela Cruz BEED - IV TF/2:00-3:30 2 years ago

      The world today is vastly different from what it was before urbanization and industrialization had taken it's toll on the world. Since the turn of the new millennium the issue of the environment has suddenly evolved into a widespread issue which is greatly discussed throughout the world. No longer are humans living in a world where the environment is serene or stable but much rather becoming unrecognizable and diminishing before our eyes. The plants, trees and flowers are life forms which God has created for us to enjoy its beauty but it is now solely up to us and many other organisations to protect preserve and respect how fragile our environment really is.

      As a future teacher, it is my duty however to help carry out actions that will help cease the threats that are present to our environment. By actively participating in organizations we can all put something back into the environment. Planting trees is one of many steps that we can all do. Sensibly turning off switches or not using cars are also other ways to actively protect our environment. Perhaps, one of the most successful ways to help prevent environmental damage is to discuss to others the issues relating to our environment. This way people can become informed and aware that there is only one environment and it is our duty to protect it.

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      Ronnel M. Felipe BSBA 1-1 2 years ago

      We can't hide the truth that our planet Earth is already polluted and it is also obvious that we are the sinners why this happens nowadays.

      As a student I can listed or state few problems that our planet now is in to. It is becuase I can see and feel the effects of it.

      The First is the CLIMATE CHANGE : this is gonna be the most popular problems that the whole world can talk and experience too much. We all know that it's happens and occurs because of us and our missuse of our resources and uncontrol usage.The good thing is scientist is making a solution together with other regular peolple on how to prevent it so we better help them even in a small way.

      The second is AIR POLLUTION : we all know that the air is the most important thing that we need to survive but still we polluted it in a way of , toxic gasses that we are releases and burning of plastics.

      And the last is the WATER POLLUTION: water is life but water now is geeting paralyze because it was already contaminated amd this is occurs because of throwing toxic chemicals in body of water and throwing garbage on it.

      Though theres a lot of problems stated above. I think sustainable development can help a lot , by not thinking of the future but in a way of sustaining or maintaining the usage of resources that we are now using of. We need to change what we get on our nature so in case of shortage we can get another or more , not only relying on what we

      have now but also to left some of it on others and considering the future generation.

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      Corazon E. Bondoc BSBA-1 2 years ago

      Sustainable development is a term popularized in the 1987 report of the World Commission on Environment and Development called Our Common Future. It is the development that meets the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of the future generations to meet their own needs. It requires choices based on values and it depends upon information dissemination and education, especially regarding the economics of decision that affect the environment. Sustainability has become a central theme of environmental science and human development and resource use. It means using resources in ways that do not diminish them. Resources and natural amenities, including wildlife, natural beauty , and open space, should be preserved, so that future generations can have lifestyles at least as healthy and happy as ours or perhaps better. Promoting sustainable consumption levels and pattern through effective dissemination and awareness programmes such as short documen­taries and clippies on prime time. Vangelis, environmental consciousness, eco-labeling and packaging, etc.

      Encouraging sustainable production, transpor­tation packaging and distribution of goods and services, clean technology, waste minimiza­tion, renewable, energy efficiency (reduce, reuse and recycling).

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      Lopez, Sheena Marie DM. 2 years ago

      Sustainable development (SD) is a process for meeting human development goals while maintaining the ability of natural systems to continue to provide the natural resources and ecosystem services upon which the economy and society depend.

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      abigail galvez019 2 years ago

      Abigail B. Galvez BSBA 1-1

      Ecological challenges talks about how we conserve our air. water from pollutants and how can we save our planet earth from the harmful materials. A lot of research and studies are conducted but until now,there's no sign of changes,so for me we need to start on our own, HOW? Just simply do your part, plant trees, don't throw any garbage on our river or on any bodies of water,and eliminate burning of plastic.As simple as that we can eliminate Ecological Challenges!!.

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      Allia Kate Maximo 2 years ago

      Allia Kate Maximo BSBA 1-1 Sustainable development implies the fulfilment of several conditions: preserving the overall balance, respect for the environment, and preventing the exhaustion of natural resources. Reduced production of waste and the rationalisation of production and energy consumption must also be implemented. Sustainable development is presented as a more or less clean break from other modes of development, which have led and are still leading to worrying social and ecological damage on both a worldwide and a local scale. In order to be sustainable, development must combine three main elements: fairness, protection of the environment, and economic efficiency. A sustainable development project must be based on a better-developed mode of consultation between the community and the members it comprises. The success of such a policy also depends on consumers accepting certain constraints and citizens observing certain requirements with regard to transparency and participation.The aim of sustainable development is to define viable schemes combining the economic, social, and environmental aspects of human activity. These three areas must therefore be taken into consideration by communities, companies, and individuals. The ultimate goal of sustainable development is to find a coherent and long-lasting balance between these three aspects. In addition to these three main factors, there is a transverse consideration, which is essential to the implementation of policies and actions with regard to sustainable development: good governance.

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      Julius Nolasco 2 years ago

      Julius Bryan C. Nolasco

      BSBA 1-1

      Nowadays we are suffering to the different issue of our environment example of this are climate change and different pollution in land, air and even in water.

      Sustainability is to be able to used without being completely used up or destroyed.

      There's a lot of solutions that can be done to be able to sustain our environment, and the most efficient way is the reduce reuse recycle campaign it is use to reduce our consume to our natural resources.

      Sustainability is important nowadays because our natural resources are decreasing and near to its loss. The time will come that we will have suffered to crisis because of the shortage of natural resources that we need almost everyday and the next generation will suffer the most.

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      Patpat De Vera 2 years ago

      BSBA 1-3 PAT DEVERA

      What are the ecological challenges we are all into and how sustainable development could solve them.

      Ecological challenges is almost the same as the environmental issues but as the word says ("challenges"), I think it is a more concrete description of what is happening in today's environment.

      So what are the Ecological challenges?

      First that I know is the Climate change. Why is it included?

      Climate change have just been the most alarming environmental crisis in this generation. So, it is the first challenge we're and will need to face in the near future. This phenomenon have caused a drastic change to the Earth's temperature thus affecting the environment and us.

      Second is the supply of clean water. Even the world is surrounded by mostly water, only 1 percent of it or less we can drink. And if we think that water is not a problem, then we surely are naive. Have we known that only two days without drinking can cause us death? and even now we're facing the problem of inadequate water to fill our country's crops, some just made a blind eye to this.

      Third is our food and the resources. Where do we get food? Because of the environmental crisis, in some place, they're experiencing food shortage. If you live in near ocean, fish kill can affect our livelihood and sometimes knowing that there is no more can trigger more hunger. And then the natural resources. If it leads to destruction and sometimes extinction, where can we get raw materials after that? Many will be affected and numerous businesses will suffer.

      Fourth is the Energy. Like any other necessities, energy can also be inadequate. If we continue wasting it, then in future we will suffer because energy is limited. Energy---or electricity, have we thought about living without it? The ancient people have survived without having it because our environment is not the same as before. If it happened today, I'm sure that in short years span, many will die. Because we became independent to it, that if it vanished, we won't survive long.

      Economic development activities sometimes continue to impact our natural environment. Even if it is good or bad, it is us who will feel the most change. So why not use it to build Sustainable development?

      Before that, let us know what sustainable development is.

      Sustainable development is “Development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” Sustainable development promotes the idea that social, environmental, and economic progress are all attainable within the limits of our earth’s natural resources. Sustainable development approaches everything in the world as being connected through space, time and quality of life.

      So how can sustainable development can solve the ecological challenges?

      Sustainable development constantly seeks to achieve social and economic progress in ways that will not exhaust the earth’s finite natural resources. There are many sustainable development practices that will not compromise our environment. These are:

      Solar and wind energy. Energy from these resources is limitless, meaning we have the ability to eliminate dependence on non-renewable power sources by harnessing power from renewable resources.

      Sustainable construction. Homes, offices and other structures that incorporate recycled and renewable resources will be more energy efficient and stand the test of time.

      Crop rotation. Many farmers and gardeners are using this method as a chemical free way to reduce diseases in the soil and increase growth potential of their crops.

      Water fixtures. Water conservation is critical to sustainable development, and more and more products are available that use less water in the home, such as showers, toilets, dishwashers and laundry systems.

      The world’s resources are finite, and growth that is unmanaged and unsustained will lead to increased poverty and decline of the environment. We owe it to future generations to explore lifestyles and paths of development that effectively balance progress with awareness of its environmental impact. In order to preserve the future, we must appreciate the interconnectedness between humans and nature at all levels. Sustainable development practices can help us do this, and through education and building awareness, preserving the future is within everyone’s reach.

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      Aia karen Punzalan 2 years ago

      "Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. It contains within it two key concepts:

      the concept of needs, in particular the essential needs of the world's poor, to which overriding priority should be given; and

      the idea of limitations imposed by the state of technology and social organization on the environment's ability to meet present and future needs."

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      Rovy Kim Taruc 2 years ago

      Rovy Kim Taruc BSBA 1-1

      Inhale! Exhale! Ask your self "What's happening in this world?"We are not aware to our surroundings, we are aware to our self. You do everything you want you buy everything just to have and to get happiness we are not contented of what we have now. Global warming is now our big problem that many of us dont mind it. Some continuing what they do.That's why when time came, when global warming occur we are frustrated. Environment Economy and Society is our cycle. Because of the Society it preserved Environment. Because of Environment we have a good economy. Because of the Economy we have a big and healthy society. But now Society is the one who destroy enviroment and because of that the cycle will destroy Because the Environment destroy the Rate of Economy is decrease and because of that Society will disappeared. We can accept that we are not aware of whats happen to us. We need to have oneness and remove the selfishness in our mind and in our heart. And because of that we can think what we need to do are what solution that we need to look for.

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      sharine kate maghinay BSBA 1-1 2 years ago

      Sustainable development has been defined in many ways, but the most frequently quoted definition is from Our Common Future, also known as the Brundtland Report:[1]

      "Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. It contains within it two key concepts:

      the concept of needs, in particular the essential needs of the world's poor, to which overriding priority should be given; and

      the idea of limitations imposed by the state of technology and social organization on the environment's ability to meet present and future needs."

      All definitions of sustainable development require that we see the world as a system—a system that connects space; and a system that connects time.

      When you think of the world as a system over space, you grow to understand that air pollution from North America affects air quality in Asia, and that pesticides sprayed in Argentina could harm fish stocks off the coast of Australia.

      And when you think of the world as a system over time, you start to realize that the decisions our grandparents made about how to farm the land continue to affect agricultural practice today; and the economic policies we endorse today will have an impact on urban poverty when our children are adults.

      We also understand that quality of life is a system, too. It's good to be physically healthy, but what if you are poor and don't have access to education? It's good to have a secure income, but what if the air in your part of the world is unclean? And it's good to have freedom of religious expression, but what if you can't feed your family?

      The concept of sustainable development is rooted in this sort of systems thinking. It helps us understand ourselves and our world. The problems we face are complex and serious—and we can't address them in the same way we created them. But we can address them.

      It's that basic optimism that motivates IISD's staff, associates and board to innovate for a healthy and meaningful future for this planet and its inhabitants.

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      trish ann23 2 years ago

      Patricia Ann F. Villasenor

      BEED-III (T,F/2:00-3;30/SCC 101 )

      Change is the only thing that is permanent in this world. Everything changes, starting from our needs down to our climate. But how are we going to cope up and adjust with this rapid change? The only solution may be the so-called "sustainable development".

      As a future teacher, the only thing that I can do is to inform and keep my students aware of all the ecological challenges and changes that are happening in our planet earth. The problem is obviously becoming serious as time goes by, so we are expected to move as fast as we can to reach our designated goal. It is also my duty to teach my students about the different practices that they can do to help our environment, through planting more trees and valuing the importance of nature to our lives. It is also my responsibility to become a good role model and be a voice that everyone will listen to. I want to spread that our needs depend on the natural resources that we have, so let us do our part be a good steward of nature not a destroyer. Let us help one another to achieve our goal of having a sustainable development.

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      sharine kate maghinay BSBA 1-1 2 years ago

      Sustainable development has been defined in many ways, but the most frequently quoted definition is from Our Common Future, also known as the Brundtland Report:[1]

      "Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. It contains within it two key concepts:

      the concept of needs, in particular the essential needs of the world's poor, to which overriding priority should be given; and

      the idea of limitations imposed by the state of technology and social organization on the environment's ability to meet present and future needs."

      All definitions of sustainable development require that we see the world as a system—a system that connects space; and a system that connects time.

      When you think of the world as a system over space, you grow to understand that air pollution from North America affects air quality in Asia, and that pesticides sprayed in Argentina could harm fish stocks off the coast of Australia.

      And when you think of the world as a system over time, you start to realize that the decisions our grandparents made about how to farm the land continue to affect agricultural practice today; and the economic policies we endorse today will have an impact on urban poverty when our children are adults.

      We also understand that quality of life is a system, too. It's good to be physically healthy, but what if you are poor and don't have access to education? It's good to have a secure income, but what if the air in your part of the world is unclean? And it's good to have freedom of religious expression, but what if you can't feed your family?

      The concept of sustainable development is rooted in this sort of systems thinking. It helps us understand ourselves and our world. The problems we face are complex and serious—and we can't address them in the same way we created them. But we can address them.

      It's that basic optimism that motivates IISD's staff, associates and board to innovate for a healthy and meaningful future for this pLanet and its inhabitants.

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      Divina Alvarez - BEEd 3 2 years ago

      Let us try to imagine if trees gave off wifi signals, we would be planting so many trees and we'd probably save the planet too. Too bad they only produce the oxygen that we breath.

      This is a powerful statement that reflects the cruel reality that we are facing right now. Throughout the years, we are mired with different environmental issues that affect every single one of us without exceptions. We are living in an era where people are more concerned with their wants in life rather than their basic needs. This is the root cause on why we are taking for granted our Mother Earth despite the calamities and disasters that we've been through. Due to the continous rise of human population comes also the rise of different stresses which confront our environment. We failed to realize that the nature is the one to provide the raw materials for everything that we have. Unfortunately, instead of replacing the natural resources that we utilized we just keep on exploiting these resources for the sake of more profit and benefit towards us. This is supposed to be a give and take relationship but we always love to take it all without giving or doing something in return. Thus, this predicament that we had created intentionally and deliberately must be resolve immediately by us before it's too late. It leaves a great challenge not only for the government but to mankind as a whole.

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      Jona Mae Arceo BSBA1-1 2 years ago

      We need to encourage the other people in such away by reducing unwanted things and letting everyone do their own action. We really nees to take good care of our environment and change our attitudes of destroying Mother Earth. We need to be responsible and to know our different tasks in helpin our environment changed and making our everyday living easier.

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      John Carlo Yu 2 years ago

      John Carlo M. Yu BSBA 1-1

      "Sustainable development is implied to regulate the demands of man in such a manner that the ability of the same environment to sustain his development will remain un-repaired,." Hence much emphasis is given on environmental management and sustainable development. "It is as a discipline by itself is growing rapidly and no way it proposes to halt economic growth and to stop technical development; rather it aims at achieving that sustainable rate of economic growth which is necessary to meet man's material needs whilst conserving scarce natural resources and protecting both the external and the internal environments,". Hence, sustainable development and environmental management are essential for improvement both the quality of the environment and the quality of human life. For that source areas are identified to give utmost priorities. These are:

      (i) Population stabilization.

      (ii) Protection of forest areas and revitalization.

      (iii) Conservation of bio-diversity.

      (iv) Control of pollution in water and air.

      (v) Development of non-polluting renewable energy sources.

      (vi) Recycle of wastes and residues.

      (vii) Environmental education and public awareness.

      (viii) Implementation of environmental protection laws.

      Hence conservation for sustainable development and environmental management should be given priority at the present context. We should follow what our former President Mr. R. Venkataraman has told:

      The sustainable development and management perspectives should aim to:

      Preserve what needs to be conserved;

      Protect what needs to be protected;

      Regulate exploitation to acceptable limits and

      Assess the absorptive capacity of the environment to take adverse impacts.

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      Kate Nicole Pascual 2 years ago from Philippines

      Pascual, Kate Nicole (BSBA 1-2)

      Sustainable development will serve as an initiative for all people to protect and save mother earth from human destruction. The first category relate to the Environmental and Ecological problems of the World. Which includes issues relating to ecological destruction, resource depletion and atmospheric change, i.e. Global warming. I also included in this category the problem of over population which exacerbates these environmental issues though this might equally well be considered as a Social and Political problem. The second category relates to the Problems in the Social, Economic and Political Spheres of human activity. Including problems relating to the 'Coming One World Order', that is the issues relating to the ongoing integration of all humanity into a single cohesive whole. We live in a World partly characterized, unfortunately, by corruption, oppression, exploitation, conspiracy and injustice. And a world riddled with division, conflict, terrorism and mutual distrust. In our own little way, energy savings can be achieved by applying good behavioral practice. Like switching off the light when leaving a room, adjusting the air temperature and recycling according to occupancy because as pollution mounts, global warming increases, and natural resources are being depleted, the need to go green is more important than ever.

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      Lovely Jane E. dela Cruz 2 years ago

      Global environmental change is occurring so rapidly that it is affecting the health and threatening the future of many of Earth’s inhabitants, including human beings.

      Ecological Change and global environmental change is occurring so rapidly that it is affecting the health and threatening the future of many of Earth’s inhabitants, including human beings. Global warming; contamination of the air, water, and soil; and rampant deforestation have led to a collapse in biodiversity that threatens the integrity of the biophysical systems upon which all organisms depend. ~BSBA1-3

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      Patricia Mae Mendoza 2 years ago

      PATRICIA MAE MENDOZA

      BSBA1-1

      Sustainable development is maintaining a delicate balance between the human need to improve lifestyles and feeling of well-being on one hand, and preserving natural resources and ecosystems, on which we and future generations depend.

      Sustainable development implies economic growth together with the protection of environmental quality, each reinforcing the other. The essence of this form of development is a stable relationship between human activities and the natural world, which does not diminish the prospects for future generations to enjoy a quality of life at least as good as our own. Some people also believe that the concept of sustainable development should include preserving the environment for other species as well as for people.

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      Rianne Leigh Hernandez BSBA1-1 2 years ago

      Sustainable development (SD) is a process for meeting human development goals while maintaining the ability of natural systems to continue to provide the natural resources and ecosystem services upon which the economy and society depend. While the modern concept of sustainable development is derived most strongly from the 1987 Brundtland Report, it is rooted in earlier ideas about sustainable forest management and twentieth century environmental concerns.

      Sustainable development is the organizing principle for sustaining finite resources necessary to provide for the needs of future generations of life on the planet. It is a process that envisions a desirable future state for human societies in which living conditions and resource-use continue to meet human needs without undermining the "integrity, stability and beauty" of natural biotic systems.

      This part of the globalissues.org web site attempts to introduce the issue of development and sustainable development. Sustainable Development is often an over-used word, but goes to the heart of tackling a number of inter-related global issues such as poverty, inequality, hunger and environmental degradation.

      In theory, development that is sustainable and not damaging to the planet is very possible. Of course though, in reality there are a lot of politics and challenges involved as highlighted throughout this site.

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      Alyssa Delara 2 years ago

      Alyssa Nicole M. De Lara BSBA 1-1

      Each country has primary responsibility for its own economic and social development and the role of national policies, domestic resources and development strategies cannot be overemphasized. Developing countries need additional resources for sustainable development. There is a need for significant mobilization of resources from a variety of sources and the effective use of financing, in order to promote sustainable development. So we need to take care our environment. Do our responsibility and dont abuse our environment use it properly, dont cut trees in the forest, dont smoke because its bad in our air pollution, plant more trees to have fresh air and join in a project about our environment to learn more and to do more. That simple task and responsibility we can do to our environment.

      And when you think of the world as a system over time, you start to realize that the decisions our grandparents made about how to farm the land continue to affect agricultural practice today; and the economic policies we endorse today will have an impact on urban poverty when our children are adults.

      We also understand that quality of life is a system, too. It's good to be physically healthy, but what if you are poor and don't have access to education? It's good to have a secure income, but what if the air in your part of the world is unclean? And it's good to have freedom of religious expression, but what if you can't feed your family?

      The concept of sustainable development is rooted in this sort of systems thinking. It helps us understand ourselves and our world. The problems we face are complex and serious—and we can't address them in the same way we created them. But we can address them.

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      Rianne Lacsamana 2 years ago

      Henrianne Lynne C. Lacsamana

      BSBA 1-3

      Sustainable development is a road-map, the action plan, for achieving sustainability in any activity that uses resources and where immediate and inter generational replication is demanded. As such, sustainable development is the organizing principle for sustaining finite resources necessary to provide for the needs of future generations of life on the planet. It is a process that envisions a desirable future state for human societies in which living conditions and resource-use continue to meet human needs without undermining the integrity.

      Sustainable development is a term popularized in the 1987 report of the World Commission on Environment and Development called Our Common Future. It is the development that meets the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of the future generations to meet their own needs. It requires choices based on values and it depends upon information dissemination and education, especially regarding the economics of decision that affect the environment. Sustainability has become a central theme of environmental science and human development and resource use. It means using resources in ways that do not diminish them. Resources and natural amenities, including wildlife, natural beauty , and open space, should be preserved, so that future generations can have lifestyles at least as healthy and happy as ours or perhaps better.

      Sustainability is the ability to maintain a certain status or process in existing systems. The most frequent use of the term “sustainability” is connected to biological or human systems in the context of ecology. The ability of an ecosystem to function and maintain productivity for a prolonged period is also sustainability.

      As a student, Living a sustainable lifestyle is one way to help. In this series pages we will go into what sustainability has to with ecology, recycling, water, and more. We will also reveal what some companies (like PetSmart and Disney) are doing to make a difference by operating their businesses in a sustainable way. All the choices we pursue and all the actions that we make today will affect everything in the future. We need to make sound decisions at present in order to avoid limiting the choices of generations to come.Today, we are painfully beginning to learn that environmental resources are limited and are quite sensitive to everything that we do. We are starting to experience the effects of the actions of generations that came before us. To make sure that future generations will not experience worse, we need to be aware of the ideals and requirements of sustainability.

      As we become aware, we need to put what we learn into action as that is the only way we can allow nature to catch up with the rate at which our requirements grow. This does not mean having to stifle human development. On the contrary, it means sustaining the supply of resources so that we can, in turn, sustain human development.

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      Camille 2 years ago from Blcn Phl

      DAYANDANTE, CAMILLE T.

      BEED- III (TF/2:00-3:30/SCC101)

      CONTENTMENT ... roughly this is quite impossible to achieve right? Perhaps, this will be the major challenge on my part as a future teacher ...as to how I can teach contentment to my students. Being contented and not being greedy that would last to the point that much is taken even though it's not needed. Why? Because that is what is happening in the environment. People is abusing the purposes of nature and they are getting much of what is needed leaving the earth purely with nothing.

      Sustainable development will aid all these major pain that we brought to nature but the sad part is that, we cannot develop enough discipline to just get what we need. It is indeed undeniable that we are abusing the ecosystem.

      As a future teacher, discipline and contentment must be taught to my future students. Enough about excuses cause we've already gathered much of the bad things inside pandora's box. We need to produce disciplined students if we would wish to live longer in this world.

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      Angelica Salinas 2 years ago

      Angelica G. Salinas / BSBA I-I

      Sustainable development as defined by many is the economic development that is conducted without depletion of natural resources. This could have happen if we just took care of our environment. As years passed and until now, many calamities are happening in our society regarding the lack of appreciation and conservation of our environment. Phenomena such as Global warming, climate change and many other changes happening in the Earth is because of us. Why? Because we don't give importance and treasure this world that the Lord gave us which causes the gradual destruction of everything. Of course, if there is a cause there is also a prevention but literally there is no prevention but there is a way to escape through this. It is by simply doing the right ways to conserve energy, avoid the misuse of harmful chemicals and many other. We should take care of our world because if we do it, we are also going to benefit in all the good effect of it.

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      Bernadette de Guzman 2 years ago

      BSBA I-3

      Sustainable development can best be thought of as a balanced approach to achieving a better quality of life for more people – while minimizing the impact that the associated development has on the natural world.

      ecological science must be more rapidly integrated to keep up with the changes, including an ecological knowledge system to facilitate access to new and existing sources of ecological information throughout the world.

      According to Chris Watts, It is widely agreed that there are three primary aspects to sustainable development: the Economic, Social, and Environmental.

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      Reibelyn Alabado 2 years ago

      BSBA 1-2

      What are the ecological challenges the world is into now? What measures can you do to solve them?

      *The world is faced with a tremendous array of ecological challenges. Global warming is increasing and we see more severe floods, storms and droughts with accompanied loss of life. Earthquakes and volcanic eruptions are becoming more frequent and intense. More people are dying from the effects of pollution and the number of people dying of cancer continues to rise. Decades of pollution are catching up with us. Climatic changes are increasingly being linked to droughts, food shortages, migration of people, spreading deserts and deforestation. These will eventually affect all of us. Kaylangan nating Magkaisa para sa ating kalikasan. Dito tayo nabubuhay hahayaan nalang ba nting Masira ito ng dahil satin? Ibinigay to sa atin ng Diyos para Alagaan at pahalagahan hindi lang makinabang . Maaring gumawa ng mga programang Makakatulong sa paglago ng ating mundo. At Pagtulong sa Paggawa ng mga proyektong magbibigay buhay sa ating mundo. Iwasan ang mga business na makakaapekto sa pagkasira ng ating kalikasan.

      The word 'sustainable' means maintainable or bearable. Hence sustainable development refers to that development which may be prolonged for a considerable period of time or which may be bear­able by the system and the society.

      It refers to a type of development that meets the needs of the present generation, maintains same level of development for a longer period of time, conserves the existing re­sources for the future generation so that same level of development could continue and causes very little or no damage to the environment.

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      Roselle Pascual 2 years ago

      Roselle Anne Pascual

      BSBA 1-2

      "Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. It contains within it two key concepts:

      the concept of needs, in particular the essential needs of the world's poor, to which overriding priority should be given; and

      the idea of limitations imposed by the state of technology and social organization on the environment's ability to meet present and future needs."

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      Ellanour A. Tabula 2 years ago

      BSBA1-1

      Now A days were suffering the following Ecological challenges such as pollution, toxic contamination, resource depletion, prejudice, poverty, hunger, Global warming, climate change, Environment Phenomenon like earthquake, floods, volcanic eruption, tsunami and so on.

      Now How we can solve those problem, our governmentis also deals with those problem, how we can be sustainable at the same time is to help with others and help our environment, we joined some programs and activities held by govenment org. and non-for-profit org. me as a business student, I can help the sustainable development of our country. How? I prefer to chose a bisiness of helping other with distroying our mother Earth at the same time a profitable one. In Environment Phenomenon we can't stop those situations because it is unpredictable but we can be ready in instance before it happen so that it we lessen the damahe that may cause.

      Once I reach that goals it well help our economy, society and environment. We our conected to those sectors, In Societywe interact with one another, on environment this the place we live in and oue Economy is the rate of being suceess.

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      DISEREE OLYSSA R. SALAS (BSBA I-I) 2 years ago

      Perceiving a need brings about a corresponding change in educational systems. Unfortunately, the need to achieve sustainable development is not perceived today as sufficiently important to spark a large response in the educational community. While many nations around the world have embraced the need for education to achieve sustainability, only limited progress has been made on any level.

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      Rachel Joy Caudal BSBA 1-Irreg 2 years ago

      Businesses may actually have a solution to preserving our world's resources. Many global businesses have adopted sustainable development as part of their overall business strategy, which requires that natural resources are used at an amount that can be extended over an infinite period.

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      Guia Angeli Mananghaya 2 years ago from Baliuag, Bulacan

      Mananghaha Guia Angeli BSBA1-1

      As a student, my idea about these ecological challenges that we are facing right now is alarming. We should develop, maintain and provide services to our Earth to provide our needs in our life here on the planet. A developed, well-maintaned planet will not just benefit us, but also our economy status. The Philippines economy is stable unlike before and still rising. If we have a developed planet, then how high our economy status will be, right? The water is a daily need in our everyday life. But if it will also be polluted, how can we drink and provide the need in our body? Let us be aware of the issues regarding our environment and change it.

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      Chen esmeria 2 years ago

      JOHN ROTSEN H. ESMERIA

      BSBA 1-1

      Like switching off the light when leaving a room, adjusting the air temperature and recycling according to occupancy, switching off a computer before an absence of a few hours or more, disconnecting the charger when a mobile phone has finished charging, switching off devices that remain on stand-by after use. These resources may be environmental, economic or indeed societal. Many people believe they are living sustainably because they are doing better than others around them by for example separating their rubbish for recycling more than others or riding a bicycle to work rather than driving.

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      Gomez, Marilyn, S. - BEED-3 2 years ago

      Sustainable Development may help us to be more aware on what is happening to our nature. This may give us different ideas on how to prevent pollution and different acts of men that may lead to destroying our nature. And with the fast changing development of our world, others don't see that they are already killing our nature. Their concerns are those things that satisfy their daily needs. But as a student mom with a simple life, all I need to do is to be aware of this acts that may lead to destroy our nature.I can also share what I know about climte change especially to my future students and to my children. Even though they are young they can also contribute different things that may lead to prevention. Our youth will be our future leaders, so we must open their minds for the better and to save our planet. Let them be open to different ideas that may help to control these climate changes. Nothing is impossible if we put our trust to Our God and pray that our youth may be our key to save Mother Earth.

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      Regine G. Saulog 2 years ago

      Regine Guevarra Saulog

      Bachelor of Elementary Education

      As a student and future teacher we need to improve to our concern of the Earth changes. We now live in a modern, consumerist and largely urban existence throughout the developed world and we consume a lot of natural resources every day. In our urban centers, we consume more power than those who live in rural settings and urban centers use a lot more power than average, keeping our streets and civic buildings, to power our appliances, our heating and other public and household power requirements. That's not to say that sustainable living should only focus on people who live in urban centers though, there are improvements to be made everywhere we should use about more resources every year than we can put back and that needs to change.

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      Vanguardia, Karen Marie E. 2 years ago

      BEEd-III

      There are changes on the Earth that is really alarming. Earth is facing a great challenge right now and we, as it's inhabitants, must help Earth by taking care of it and helping save it from complete destruction. As teachers, we can help spread the awareness on taking care of the Earth and teach our students to be responsible for their every action because each of us may affect the environment greatly. The safety of Mother Earth is in our hands. We should be responsible in each action that we make because we can either make or break the environment. We can save the environment by throwing our garbages to the right place and we must help spread awareness in the changes that is happening on Mother Earth. Also, we can use the internet to search for the solutions or anything you can do to help save the environment. We can join campaigns on saving Mother Earth or campaigns on planting trees. Each one of us are responsible for the salvation or destruction of our beloved Mother Earth

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      Rachelle Joyce I. Reyes BEEd-III 2 years ago

      Sustainability is how natural systems function, remain diverse and produce everything it needs for the ecology to remain in balance. It also acknowledges that human civilization takes resources to sustain our modern way of life. There are countless examples throughout human history where a civilization has damaged its own environment and seriously affected its own survival chances. Sustainability takes into account how we might live in harmony with the natural world around us, protecting it from damage and destruction.

      Sustainability and sustainable development focuses on balancing that fine line between competing needs - our need to move forward technologically and economically, and the needs to protect the environments in which we and others live. Sustainability is not just about the environment. It’s also about our health as a society in ensuring that no people or areas of life suffer as a result of environmental legislation, and it's also about examining the longer term effects of the actions humanity takes and asking questions about how it may be improved.

      It is important that we are aware of and legislation protection of the health of people from pollution and other harmful activities of business and other organizations and most of all we should know that the final element of sustainable development about is to educate, encouraging people to participate in environmental sustainability and teaching them about the effects of environmental protection as well as warning of the dangers if we cannot achieve our goals.

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      Celestine Cuerpo 2 years ago

      Celestine Cuerpo/ BEED-III

      The world today is advancing in technology, industry and economy, but these advancements cause factories which led to air pollution. More cars, ships in our seas that release their engine oil and affect the marine life. Wars, climate change, overpopulation, environmental issues in energy and water. These are all disruptions to our environment. Why don't wemlook back and think twice about our actions and let's save mother earth.

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      MA. ANGELICA F. SANTAIGO 2 years ago

      BEED 3. ECOLOGY/TF/2:00-3:30/SCC101

      Sustainable development can enhance a sense of place, reduce crime, mitigate natural hazards, conserve energy and resources, preserve culture and heritage, improve traffic circulation, and reduce waste. It can attract more viable economic development as competition among communities for high-quality businesses becomes more intense. Perhaps most important, it can help relate and integrate the many components of a community to achieve a synergistic whole.

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      Monique Teresa E. del Rosario BEEd III 2 years ago

      Monique Teresa E. del Rosario 4 weeks ago

      The earth formed approximately 4.5 billion years ago, according to the documentary. In Physics, I learned about the Law of conservation of energy which states that energy is neither loss nor gained, only conserved. The documentary expanded on that concept because the earth has changed over its life time, but it still has the same amount of energy.

      The earth is really in its worst condition and nobody is to blame but us. Climate change is really observable globally. Activities like dumping waste materials in the rivers and streets, using too much chemicals, illegal cutting of trees in the forest, burning of plastic materials,dynamite fishing and other abusive acts that people are doing are the caused of this problem. And we are the beneficiaries of the actions we made. What should be the actions that we must do to save Mother Earth??? The answer is in us. Simple actions will definitely make a big difference. And we should ACT now and SAVE Mother Earth!!! Global warming will affect just about everyone, even though it is primarily a small number of nations that are responsible for greenhouse gas emissions. The same holds true for radiation pollution, as we saw in the Chernobyl disaster. Radiation crossed national borders and ended up all across the world.Even over-population will affect us all, because a severe strain on the ecosystem in one part of the globe will create stress on other parts.This crisis is very real. If the global temperature increases and the sea level rises, there will be massive changes in the weather which will cause migrations across the world as well as wide spread flooding. In this kind of environment, new and rapidly spreading diseases could wipe out large numbers of people and the food supply could be threatened. These kinds of disruptions could also lead to wars

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      Joyce M. Larin 2 years ago

      BEED - III

      Ecology/TF 2:00 - 3:30/SCC101

      In our generation today we are encountering different major ecological challenges like the global warming. It is the most common of all and we should take it seriously. It is observable that the ice caps in the antartica and atlantic begins to melt, severe storms are now forming, we are also experiencing drought or El Nino even if it is rainy season. It is very alarming that we are all encountering these and if we are not going to take an action with these, planet Earth might get hotter and hotter. Global warming should be stop as early as now! For preventing the larger damage that might cause by these problem we should further understand the effects of globar warming to our Earth and we should physically and mentally engage ourselves to the activities that helps to save our planet. We as students, we can help by planting trees in our backyards and avoiding to throw garbages or wrappers of candy every where. Also we should lessen the use of our gadgets, YES it can help. With the help of these, we can save our planet and the future generation would not suffer from it.

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      LAIZA B. FRANCISCO 2 years ago

      BEED-III

      ECOLOGY/TF/2:00-3:30/SCC101

      There are lots of challenges that earth is facing right now. As what we experience today, we feel severe hotness during summer that is not normal and heavy rain in rainy season. And also, nowadays earthquake are often happening and that is challenging to our part. As a individual who is living in earth, I think I should help our nature to save and minimize using all of it. And also, avoiding the bad habits likes smoking, burning wastes, and the wastes in the industry etc. is a must. To influence everybody we must begin it with our self and control our moves to our surroundings.

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      Charles William L 2 years ago

      1) Few of them are Climate change,Volcanic eruptions,Earthquake.

      Well we could solve them by being responsible in ourselves if we will not depend on fossil fuel for our daily lives. And we should promote green living for our future grand-children to experience the Earth at its fullest.

      2) If you ask me it's how much it helps us in our lives which leads to better living.

      By promoting electric cars and we should save our electricity so we may save and help our country it's a win-win situation.

      3)Rising Sea Level,Drought,Fish Kill,Superstorms,Bushfires all of these are the possible side effects of climate change because of polar cap melting the water rises and in some places will experience long droughts due to climate change is also and fishes will die due to rain water turning salt water to fresh water and some place will have unstoppable bushfire.

      No,because a lot will change in our lives on how we eat how we live EVERYTHING and we will NOT live NORMALLY.

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      JustineMae DeLeon 2 years ago

      Justine Mae De Leon

      BSBA 1-3

      I can see a lighter future if we keep on caring our environment. If keep on doing our responsibility as a human there will be a brighter life and there are possibilities that our global problem will decrease. As student, I will be a leader but not just a leader but responsible leader to encourage my co student to care for the environment.

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      Josh Teorem 2 years ago

      Joshua Morete BSBA 1-3

      Our generation should ensure that the health, diversity and productivity of the environment is maintained or enhanced for the benefit of future generations. Promoting sustainable consumption levels and pattern through effective dissemination and awareness programs such as short documen­taries and clippies on time. We should take care of our environment because Earth is our only known home in our solar sytem.

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      Aljon Calmona 2 years ago

      1. What are the ecological challenges the world is into now? What measures can you do to solve them?

      The environment should be maintained in the best possible way for the coming future generations. The greatest challenge lies in protecting the environment. The earth is facing many ecological challenges.

      1. Climate change

      Global warming has become the main cause for the climate change of the planet. It has affected the ecosystems. There has come a drastic change in the climate along with a change in the pattern of rainfall and the rising sea levels. It has become the major challenge for the inhabitants.

      2. Water

      The stress on the resources, water is increasing with the increasing population. Many people do not have the access to pure water. Water issues have increased in the recent years and in 2012. It has become challenging to tackle the situation.

      3. Energy

      Energy is the main source for livelihood, which is getting scarce day by day. Energy resources are getting finished every single day. The challenge given by the environment is to use the energy efficiently and also to shift to its alternatives.

      4. Food

      The amount of food resources available is not in proportion to the population. Starvation has increased the number of deaths. Environment has placed a challenge to survive on the available food without wasting it.

      5. Ecosystem and species

      The ecological cycle has collapsed with the extinction of many species affecting the ecosystem. It is having the impact on a global scenario. The key elements of the ecosystem are getting disappeared. It is placing a challenge for the survival in the collapsing ecosystem.

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      JustineMae DeLeon 2 years ago

      There are many ecological problem and challenges that the planet earth encounter now a days. For example pollution, global warming, ozone layer and others. It really affects the environment but not just the environment are being affected but also us human and the other species that live on earth. Everyone of us must become open minded about this issue because if we do not do something this will be a big problem. It can affect human health, life and everything we see and everything we touch can be gone.

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      Nicole Valmocena 2 years ago

      Nicole Valmocena BSBA1-1

      Despite their variety, sustainable development pathways share common features. First, the

      sooner the implementation of policies starts, the greater the technological flexibility and

      the less costly the actions required. Second, policies increasing efficiency in the delivery of

      energy services can go a long way. Perhaps the most important insight provided by scenario

      analyses is that the world can go a long way towards controlling emissions, if it invests

      decisively in energy efficiency. Scenarios emphasizing improvements in end-use efficiency

      tend to meet sustainable development goals, such as ensuring (almost) universal access

      to electricity, maintaining air quality, and limiting global average temperature increases.

      However, if efficiency gains turn out to be small, the world will become highly dependent

      on rapidly improving innovation and increasing the supply of “clean” energy. Another

      insight is that sustainable development pathways have been devised that exclude nuclear

      power, and carbon capture and storage (and its bioengineering variants), technologies that

      face great sociopolitical and technical challenges. However, their exclusion would make

      the attainment of sustainable development much more challenging and require special

      measures to improve energy efficiencies and reduce demand.Communities of the future will be very different from the ones we live in today. These communities will need to be different because, as we move through the end of the twentieth century and into the twenty-first, we face a whole new set of socioeconomic, technological, and global forces that are unlike those that brought us to where we are today. The renaissance fueled by these forces will dwarf any we have experienced until now. It will alter dramatically the way we live in our communities, their form and function, and, most critically, the way we plan and develop them. At stake is the quality of life, not only for ourselves but also for our children and grandchildren. Local governments will need to understand these forces and to move one step ahead, using this knowledge to maximize the planning and development process and to improve the places in which we live.

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      Ivyespanola 2 years ago

      Ivory Espanola BSBA 2(1-1)

      The World Commission on Environment and Development came out with a report in 1987 called 'Our Common Future.' This report is often referred to as the 'Brundtland Report' and is credited with coining the term 'sustainable development,' which is defined as development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

      This sounds like a very responsible concept. Most people want to preserve all that is good in the natural environment, so their children and grandchildren can benefit from its rich resources. This also sounds like a very simple concept. If each human being only uses what he or she needs for survival, then the natural environment can keep giving back, and essentially humans and the environment can live in harmony for many generations to come.

      However, the concept gets muddied when we consider the fact that life is not only about survival. There are economic and social needs that must be met and these needs impact the environment's ability to sustain itself. For example, if we look at the economy, we see that it is dependent on society for things such as labor and a market to exchange goods and services.

      We also see that both the economy and society are dependent on the environment. This is because the environment provides them with raw materials, such as food, clean air and freshwater, as well as natural resources, such as timbers and fossil fuels. The economy, society and the environment must work together and they have done so for centuries.

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      Mian Yambao 2 years ago

      Mian Yambao BSBA 1-2

      Sustainable development will serve as an initiative for all people to protect and save mother earth from human destruction. I know it's hard to save mother earth big time, but we can still do it if we'll help each other. In our own little way, energy savings can be achieved by applying good behavioral practice. Like switching off the light when leaving a room, adjusting the air temperature and recycling according to occupancy, switching off a computer before an absence of a few hours or more, disconnecting the charger when a mobile phone has finished charging,etc.

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      Nicole Gee Marie 2 years ago

      Nicole Gee Marie Cruz. BSBA 1-2

      One of the greatest struggles the human race has ever faced is that which concerns our planet Earth, the one and only planet where we live, and that struggle is the fight against climate change. Environmental Education is seen to be the development of understanding about our environment; positive attitudes towards the earth and its life; and confidence and skills to make positive changes. However, a key determinant of student achievement is the quality of teaching. Sustainable development is a road-map, the action plan, for achieving sustainability in any activity that uses resources and where immediate and intergenerational replication is demanded. As such, sustainable development is the organizing principle for sustaining finite resources necessary to provide for the needs of future generations of life on the planet. It is a process that envisions a desirable future state for human societies in which living conditions and resource-use continue to meet human needs without undermining the integrity.

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      Maryrose Cruz 2 years ago

      MARYROSE CRUZ BSBA 1-1 Sustainable development has been defined in many ways, but the most frequently quoted definition is from Our Common Future, also known as the Brundtland Report:[1]

      "Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. It contains within it two key concepts:

      the concept of needs, in particular the essential needs of the world's poor, to which overriding priority should be given; and

      the idea of limitations imposed by the state of technology and social organization on the environment's ability to meet present and future needs."

      All definitions of sustainable development require that we see the world as a system—a system that connects space; and a system that connects time.

      When you think of the world as a system over space, you grow to understand that air pollution from North America affects air quality in Asia, and that pesticides sprayed in Argentina could harm fish stocks off the coast of Australia.

      And when you think of the world as a system over time, you start to realize that the decisions our grandparents made about how to farm the land continue to affect agricultural practice today; and the economic policies we endorse today will have an impact on urban poverty when our children are adults.

      We also understand that quality of life is a system, too. It's good to be physically healthy, but what if you are poor and don't have access to education? It's good to have a secure income, but what if the air in your part of the world is unclean? And it's good to have freedom of religious expression, but what if you can't feed your family?

      The concept of sustainable development is rooted in this sort of systems thinking. It helps us understand ourselves and our world. The problems we face are complex and serious—and we can't address them in the same way we created them. But we can address them.

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      Carmela Del Rosario 2 years ago from Baliuag,Bulacan

      DEL ROSARIO, CARMELA V. BSBA 1-2

      Sustainable development has been described in terms of three dimensions, domains or pillars. In the three-dimension model, these are seen as "economic, environmental and social" or "ecology, economy and equity"; this has been expanded by some authors to include a fourth pillar of culture, institutions or governance. Sustainable development is a process for meeting human development goals while maintaining the ability of natural systems to continue to provide the natural resources and ecosystem services upon which the economy and society depend. While the modern concept of sustainable development is derived most strongly from the 1987 Brundtland Report, it is rooted in earlier ideas about sustainable forest management and twentieth century environmental concerns.

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      Jolinagelvosa22 2 years ago

      Jolina D.C Gelvosa BSBA 1-2

      Our environment is constantly changing. There is no denying that. However, as our environment changes, so does the need to become increasingly aware of the problems that surround it. With a massive influx of natural disasters, warming and cooling periods, different types of weather patterns and much more, people need to be aware of what types of environmental problems our planet is facing.

      Global warming has become an undisputed fact about our current livelihoods; our planet is warming up and we are definitely part of the problem. However, this isn’t the only environmental problem that we should be concerned about. All across the world, people are facing a wealth of new and challenging environmental problems every day. Some of them are small and only affect a few ecosystems, but others are drastically changing the landscape of what we already know.

      Our planet is poised at the brink of a severe environmental crisis. Current environmental problems make us vulnerable to disasters and tragedies, now and in the future. We are in a state of planetary emergency, with environmental problems piling up high around us. Unless we address the various issues prudently and seriously we are surely doomed for disaster. Current environmental problems require urgent attention.

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      bryanakarlardonia 2 years ago

      BSBA1-2

      Bryan karl ardona

      Sustainable development (SD) is a process for meeting human development goals while maintaining the ability of natural systems to continue to provide the natural resources and ecosystem services upon which the economy and society depend. While the modern concept of sustainable development is derived most strongly from the 1987 Brundtland Report, it is rooted in earlier ideas about sustainable forest management and twentieth century environmental concerns.

      Sustainable development is the organizing principle for sustaining finite resources necessary to provide for the needs of future generations of life on the planet. It is a process that envisions a desirable future state for human societies in which living conditions and resource-use continue to meet human needs without undermining the "integrity, stability and beauty" of natural biotic systems.[1]

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      ropert mark orteg 2 years ago

      we need to protect and preserve, we are responsible to act as a protector, the challenge is how to conserve, don't to much explore.

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      John Carlo Viola 2 years ago

      Sustainable development is road-map. Environment is always be needed to care or protect because i believe the nature is our energy to live daily in the world.

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      Arel Zcirem Canimo 2 years ago

      Sustainable development is a road-map, the action plan, for achieving sustainability in any activity that uses resources and where immediate and intergenerational replication is demanded.Environmental Education is seen to be the development of understanding about our environment; positive attitudes towards the earth and its life; and confidence and skills to make positive changes. However, a key determinant of student achievement is the quality of teaching.

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      Ellen Mae M. Canoza 2 years ago from Bonga Mayor, Bustos Bulacan

      03, Canoza. EM BUHM

      The challenge of sustainable development is the challenge of achieving environmental conservation and resource management without compromising the targets of growth and development. It is therefore a process of making human and environmental regeneration not only an end of economic growth but also a means. It redefines wealth and restructures qualitative development in economic growth policies. Sustainable development is in itself revolutionary since it replaces exchange value by intrinsic value, market regulation by self-regulation and capital accumulation with de-accumulation. It is an effort and a design to raise poor countries of the world from social decadence, exploitation, global inequity and waste.

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      John Andrew S. Cabrera 2 years ago

      Humanity has faced many ecological challenges. We can say that this is a punishment of nature to us for abusing the nature. If we continue our wrong doings we can't assure in the future our sustainable development.

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      brillantjoshua 2 years ago

      Ecologically sustainable development is the environmental component of sustainable development. It can be achieved partially through the use of the precautionary principle.Sustainable development did not just appear out of thin air, it is the product of a set of transformations in which the exploitation of natural resources.

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      10 FAHIM, M BUTM 2014 2 years ago

      Environment is always be needed to care or protect because i believe the nature is our energy to live daily in the world. in every changes in the world

      because they are important for every survival day in our ecology.

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      RuelGiray 2 years ago

      Ruil giray BSTM 2014-2015

      sustainable development is defined as development that satisfies the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to satisfy theirs.Sustainable development did not just appear out of thin air; it is the product of a set of transformations in which the exploitation of natural resources, the choice of type of investment, and orientation of technological and institutional modifications are in harmony with present and future needs. As has already been indicated, the aims of sustainable development must be considered by individuals, by companies, and on a planet-wide level.

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      JAO15BUTM14 2 years ago

      26 OBOZA, JA BUTM 2014

      Rural communities lead in the creation of a sustainable world for both people and nature. We believe that the preservation of biological diversity, ecosystems, and natural places is critically important to the survival of us all—people, plants, and animals alike.

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      Rollyne Munsayac 2 years ago

      23 MUNSAYAC, RE BUTM 2014

      As citizens of the world, each of us is responsible for the health of our planet. Our choices and our actions contribute to the well being or deterioration of the environment. Yet, it’s our earth, the only one we have. If we don’t care about the environment, who will?

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      Isel Quizon 2 years ago

      One of the greatest struggles the human race has ever faced is that which concerns our planet Earth, the one and only planet where we live, and that struggle is the fight against climate change. Environmental Education is seen to be the development of understanding about our environment; positive attitudes towards the earth and its life; and confidence and skills to make positive changes. However, a key determinant of student achievement is the quality of teaching.

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      1Alavar, MM BUHM 2 years ago from Villa Katrina, Tangos Baliwag Bulacan

      The definition of sustainable development can be expressed as, “a modus operandi for development which ensures that the cost to environment and to any individual human being from development is equally compensated. As in relation of my chosen field to our environment, being the biggest industry in the world, tourism has a large impact on the environment. The industry is initiating green practices to lessen its impact. The hospitality sector, which includes lodging, is making great strides toward instituting green practices and earning green certifications.

      But still, In our own little way, energy savings can be achieved by applying good behavioral practice. Like switching off the light when leaving a room, adjusting the air temperature and recycling according to occupancy, switching off a computer before an absence of a few hours or more, disconnecting the charger when a mobile phone has finished charging, switching off devices that remain on stand-by after use (printers, scanners, etc.)

      Because As pollution mounts, global warming increases, and natural resources are being depleted, the need to go green is more important than ever.

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      Joyce De Guzman 2 years ago from San Ildefonso, Bulacan

      The world is faced with challenges in all three dimensions of sustainable development—economic,social and environmental. Sustainable development will need to be inclusive and take special care of the needs of the poorest and most vulnerable. Strategies need to be ambitious, action-oriented and collaborative, and to adapt to different levels of development. They will need to systemically change consumption and production patterns, and might entail, significant price corrections; encourage the preservation of natural endowments; reduce inequality; and strengthen economic governance. It is the key for us to take good care of our environment and change our old habits of destroying Mother Earth. I, Myself as an HM student it is my task to help our environment change and be clean as before.

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      Patricia Rivera 2 years ago

      For me Environment should be taken care of even though there are many changes in the world, especially in industry and environment. Environmental issues are very common in harmful effects of human activity on the biophysical environment.

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      Villacoba Kaye 2 years ago

      A sustainable development is a system that connects time and space. It is achieving sustainability in any activity that uses resources. It's an organizing principle for sustaining necessary needs of future generations of life. Our environment is a gift from our God so we need to take care of it.

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      MARCELO, JME DC, BUTM 2 years ago

      he human community faces an array of choices about the quality of our lives

      and the state of the global environment. Each of those choices will help to

      determine what kind of world our children and grandchildren will live in. One

      possibility is that at long last we will pave a path toward environmental stewardship

      and sustainable development. But it is also quite possible that we will travel

      a less enlightened course, running down the earth’s natural capital and severely

      limiting the choices our descendants will face.

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      Ralph Albert C. Cruz 2 years ago

      CRUZ, RALPH ALBERT C. BUHM

      Sustainable development will serve as an initiative for all people to protect and save mother earth from human destruction. Being an HM student, it is my responsibility to show my concern in saving environment by promoting various ways on how to save mother earth examples environmental awareness talks, poster making and advertisement. These ways will surely make students like me more aware of the environmental problems and the possible solutions that can be made. Action and concern are the keys in making sustainable development possible to achieve.

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      Dindin Rivera 2 years ago from Baliuag, Bulacan

      RIVERA DINDIN

      BSTM-IV

      Sustainable development is a road-map, the action plan, for achieving sustainability in any activity that uses resources and where immediate and intergenerational replication is demanded. As such, sustainable development is the organizing principle for sustaining finite resources necessary to provide for the needs of future generations of life on the planet. It is a process that envisions a desirable future state for human societies in which living conditions and resource-use continue to meet human needs without undrmining the integrity.