Sustainability is more than emissions
According to the UN, “sustainable development meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”
Sustainable development seeks to harmonize three core elements: the economic, social, and environmental. One shouldn’t undermine the others. Finding a balance is the challenge.
A holistic approach to sustainability aims to increase positive effects, not just reduce negative ones. These are called, respectively, our handprint and footprint. We aim to tread lightly, and be a force for good.