How do we distinguish the basic principles of sustainability? Sustainability can be divided into subtopics in various ways.
Tom and I usually keep it at 3: planet, people, profit. And those 3 can also be subdivided.
Recently I found a list that seemed very interesting to me: social, economic, cultural, and environmental, each of which is subdivided into 6 principles.
This article gives an overview of all our articles that belong to such a subtopic.
Table of contents
- 1 Basic principles of sustainability
- 2 Social
- 3 Economic
- 4 Cultural
- 5 Environmental
Basic principles of sustainability
On the internet, we find all kinds of classifications of the basic principle of sustainability. Some use 3 principles, but 4, 5, and 6 principles also occur. The main conclusion of all these different classifications is that there should be a comprehensive vision and that we do not get lost in just one topic.
Fairness and accountability
Protect the 1.000.000 Endangered Species of the World
We must protect the species that are on the edge of extinction. Some 1.000.000 species could be extinct within the next few decades. There is a decline in biodiversity and degradation of ecosystems. Let’s put a stop to this!
Health and healing
How to Manage Medication without Getting Sick?
What is the best way to manage medication without getting sick? If you care about your health, then you should learn how to critically manage professional medications before you need them.
What to Do during Retirement? Be a Lifelong Student!
In retirement, how should you spend your time? The exercise of studying keeps your brain in good shape and fulfills your curiosity. As well as expanding your social network, it also gives you a sense of accomplishment.
Diversity and cohesion
Why is Contribution and Reciprocity in Society Important and Sustainable?
Contribution and reciprocity are prevalent in society in many ways. Sustainability is one way to ensure the future. Or taking care of one another.
Conflict and communication
What is the Generational Gap and Why we should Retire it
How to define the generational gap? It is a means of humiliating and discriminating people. The time has come to put an end to this ridiculous idea. The argument is illogical.
Leadership and governance
Why Giving is our most Fundamental Human Motive
What makes giving such an integral part of our human nature? Rather than selfishness as traditional economists believe? We obey the six laws of social life, which govern our behavior.
Go for a Green Lifestyle and Invest in Powerful Future Generations
Invest in future generations by living a green lifestyle. It was the Renaissance that followed the Plague. In the aftermath of the current pandemic, what is to come? The Second Renaissance?
Sharing and collaboration
How to Change our Mindset about Money in a Healthy Way?
Changing our perspective about money is a good moment to change our negative thinking about finance! We can achieve peace and happiness by changing how we think about money.
Concepts of wealth
Poverty in the World and Sustainability, a Tense Relation
There is a tense relationship between poverty and sustainability in the world. In order for a plan to succeed, it must prioritize reducing poverty in the world. Otherwise, sustainability is not possible.
Poor Mindset vs Rich Mindset – How to Grow the Right Money Mindset
Rich mindset vs poor mindset: Money doesn’t matter much for people with a poor mindset, but having money alleviates a lot of worries. It all starts with the right attitude.
Banking and exchange
Disadvantages of Having a Credit Card and other Debts
Credit cards and other debts may sometimes be advantageous, but they also have their disadvantages. It is especially problematic because there are alternatives.
A Lottery to make Money? How to become Financially Healthy
When you plan your money instead of waiting for the lottery to bring in money, you work actively on creating a financially strong state for yourself. Learn how to become more financially savvy.
Walking for Health Benefits that will Reward You Immediately
Walking plays a key role in improving your health. You can prevent or delay the onset of some diseases. There are few disadvantages to walking, compared to its many advantages.
Art and celebration
Throw an Eco-Friendly Party for Unique Birthdays or Holidays
Party in a green manner. By having a party green, we will still be able to enjoy food, friends, and fun just like we usually do, while also doing our part to benefit the environment.
Defend and protect
Citizens Devoted to the Conservation of Biodiversity
Many citizens are interested in conserving biodiversity. A wildlife initiative and a domesticated biodiversity initiative are presented as examples.
Wisdom and innovation
Imagine no Possessions? Some can, and Develop Extraordinary Ideas
What amazing ideas would arise from a life without possessions? This idea was brought to life by Thomas Rau and others. What are the possibilities of a circular economy?
Mindfulness and reflection
What is the Difference between Circadian Rhythm and Biological Clock?
When does a biological clock differ from a circadian rhythm? Circadian rhythm affects the body’s functions and our sleep. Here’s what you need to know.
Vision and purpose
What is a Sustainable Lifestyle and How We Can All Achieve this
Prior to achieving this goal, we must come to an agreement about what constitutes a sustainable lifestyle. It benefits the planet as well as our personal lives when we understand this concept.
Seeds, food, and soil
Sustainable Agricultural Practices Prevent Excessive Soil Erosion
In sustainable agriculture, soil erosion is prevented to an extent. It is crucial to prevent soil erosion in order to feed the growing population of the world.
Collect Rainwater Safely and Effectively and Save on your Water Bill
In fact, collecting rainwater efficiently and safely doesn’t have to be complicated. Rainwater collection will also lower your water bill. Here is how and what you can do to collect rainwater. An ecologically friendly way.
Energy and transport
Low-Carbon Transportation is Not Enough, More is Urgently Required
Transportation with low carbon emissions is not enough. The situation calls for urgent action. It is imperative that we reduce our consumption and use creativity to curb climate change and the loss of biodiversity.
What is a Sustainable Home and How Can We Develop One?
In order to build a sustainable home, what do we need to know? There are two perspectives that matter most. First, let’s look at the circumstances. The second concern is the materials used.
9 Tips to Reduce Packaging for Consumers (and Listening Producers)
The right suppliers are an important part of reducing packaging. It is not possible to leave all responsibility in the producers’ hands. Check out what we can accomplish here.
What is Permaculture Farming, and Why can it Save Biodiversity?
Why is permaculture so beneficial? A comparison is often made between sustainable agriculture and organic farming. There are many similarities between these three types of farming.
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2 thoughts on “Basic Principles of Sustainability: What Should we Pay Attention to?”
I would also add technology to this list! Smart devices, smart home systems, cloud storage, emails etc. Our days are filled with technology, most of the time too much for our own good. All these need a lot of resources to be manufactured and they continue to require energy once we buy them.
You’re so right, Payton, and thanks for the suggestion. Have you seen this post? How does Technology Contribute to Sustainability in an Easy Way?
I think it’s just what you are talking about, so you are served at your beck and call. 🙂
Thanks for your comment and take care.