Social and Environment Reporting

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Essay #: 051949
Total text length is 10,300 characters (approximately 7.1 pages).

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Social and Environment Reporting
What is sustainability and sustainable development?
Sustainability is a term used to discuss the connection between biological and human systems as they relate to ecology. Ecosystems must maintain the ability to process, function, be bio-diverse and productive if they are to be with us in the future (
Goffman
, 2005).
Once a general term sustainability has become a complex in that it is applied to all systems on Earth as we now know it to be. Examples of Earth systems that must remain sustainable are: wetlands, prairies, forests, eco-municipalities, sustainable cities, sustainable agriculture, sustainable architecture and renewable energy (
Goffman
, 2005). 
In order for humans to remain living on Earth...
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, E. (2005). Defining Sustainability, Defining the 
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