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The "Sustainable Development Goals" (SDGs) are the United Nation's (UN) initiative claiming to pursue 17 outcomes:
 
The "Sustainable Development Goals" (SDGs) are the United Nation's (UN) initiative claiming to pursue 17 outcomes:
  
# End poverty in all its forms everywhere
 
 
# End poverty in all its forms everywhere
 
# End poverty in all its forms everywhere
 
# End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
 
# End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
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* [[wikipedia: Sustainable Development Goals]]
 
* [[wikipedia: Sustainable Development Goals]]
 
  
 
== Resource Based Economy ==
 
== Resource Based Economy ==
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== Environmentally-friendly Construction Methods ==
  
== Earthship ==
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<ref>Sustainable Construction - Why Building for a Better World Is Better for Business: https://redshift.autodesk.com/articles/sustainable-construction</ref>
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<ref>15 Sustainable And Environment-Friendly Construction Methods: https://www.re-thinkingthefuture.com/materials-construction/a2900-15-sustainable-and-environment-friendly-construction-methods/</ref>
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<ref>Environmentally Friendly Construction Equipment and Methods - Can It Save Your Bottom Line?: https://www.nationalbusinesscapital.com/blog/eco-friendly-construction-equipment-save-bottom-line/</ref>
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<ref>CAT -- Construciton Equipment Rental store - uide for Implementing Environmentally Friendly Construction Strategies: https://www.catrentalstore.com/en_US/blog/environmentally-friendly-construction.html</ref>
  
* Earthship: http://earthship.com/ (sustainable homes and buildings made of recycled materials)
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=== Cordwood Walls ===
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* [[wikipedia: Cordwood construction]]
  
 
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<ref>The Thatcher's Craft (E-BOOK): https://web.archive.org/web/20150501204845/http://www.hlcollege.ac.uk/Downloads/cp_thatch.html</ref>
 
<ref>The Thatcher's Craft (E-BOOK): https://web.archive.org/web/20150501204845/http://www.hlcollege.ac.uk/Downloads/cp_thatch.html</ref>
 
<ref>"Waterproof that Roof!" IEEE experiment: https://tryengineering.org/teacher/waterproof-roof/</ref>
 
<ref>"Waterproof that Roof!" IEEE experiment: https://tryengineering.org/teacher/waterproof-roof/</ref>
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=== Earthship ===
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* Earthship: http://earthship.com/ (sustainable homes and buildings made of recycled materials)
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* German Retailers To Increase Food Prices By 20-50% On Monday: https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/german-retailers-increase-food-prices-20-50-monday
 
* German Retailers To Increase Food Prices By 20-50% On Monday: https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/german-retailers-increase-food-prices-20-50-monday
 
* California Man Living Off-Grid Since 1968 (Home Now Valued At $4-6 Million): https://unofficialnetworks.com/2021/07/12/off-grid-perfection-mendo-county/
 
* California Man Living Off-Grid Since 1968 (Home Now Valued At $4-6 Million): https://unofficialnetworks.com/2021/07/12/off-grid-perfection-mendo-county/
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* Trudeau’s nitrogen policy will decimate Canadian farming: https://thecountersignal.com/trudeau-nitrogen-policy-will-decimate-canadian-farming/
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* Canada’s insane “Fertilizer ban” (30% reduction goal): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LMG4kuEN_kM
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* U of G prof calls feds’ plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions on farms ‘reckless’: https://globalnews.ca/news/9082201/u-of-g-prof-federal-plan-cut-greenhouse-gas-emissions-farms-reckless/
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* UN declares access to a clean, healthy environment as a universal human right: https://www.breezyscroll.com/environment/un-declares-access-to-a-clean-healthy-environment-as-a-universal-human-right/ (expands UN powers to deny rights based on "environmental sustainability" shortcomings, whether real or perceived because the definition of "clean" and "healthy" were not defined)
  
  

Latest revision as of 01:25, 17 September 2022

Sustainability is a term used to describe the degree with which something is self-sufficient and replenish-able. It has recently become a marketing buzzword as well, often used to describe new technology offerings and/or political policies.


Economic Sustainability

Economic Sustainability is a statement about the viability, longevity, self-sufficiency, fairness of competition and (lately) overall health of an economy. A sustainable economy would not depend on external forces for its sustenance (continuation of its thriving), and unlike an unsustainable economy, does not require constant growth and/or purchase activity to be in a positive status.


Environmental Sustainability

Environmental Sustainability is a statement about the self-reliance, net positive (as opposed to destructive) status, and (lately) overall quality of an environment, based on a number of factors including: quality of life, life expectancy, species replacement rate, fairness of competition for resources amongst members of species (and between species themselves), and total resources required.


UN "Sustainability Agendas"

Agenda 21

[1] [2] [3]

Agenda 2030

  • Agenda 2030:

[4]

SDGs

The "Sustainable Development Goals" (SDGs) are the United Nation's (UN) initiative claiming to pursue 17 outcomes:

  1. End poverty in all its forms everywhere
  2. End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
  3. Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
  4. Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
  5. Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
  6. Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
  7. Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
  8. Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
  9. Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
  10. Reduce inequality within and among countries
  11. Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
  12. Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
  13. Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts [n 10]
  14. Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development
  15. Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss
  16. Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels
  17. Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development

Although ambitious and noble-sounding in nature, they are part of the often criticized "Agenda 2030" (which is a revision of the original Agenda21) which some worry put sustainability goals such as emissions targets over realistic human health and well-being. Some are attempting to work against or stop this plan as most if not all goals could have negative consequences from myopic implementation, while others feel the best parts of the plan could be implemented safely while those that risk negative impacts to particular communities or groups could be modified, deferred until a better approach is identified, or removed altogether.

Resource Based Economy

Resource Based approaches to managing a sustainable Economy. Jacques Fresco was one of the early pioneers and longest serving, most successful visionary on how a "Resource Based Economy" could work.

TREES

3.4 trillion trees / 8 billion people = 425 trees for every person

WATER

30.06% x 35029 km3 = 10530 km3 fresh water / 8 billion people = 1.3 km3 per person

LAND

149 million km2 / 8 billion people = 0.186 km2 = 4.6 acres for every person 

Based on 247.1 acres per square kilometer.

ARABLE LAND

51 million km2 / 8 billion people = 6.375 thousand km2 for every person

LAND BETTER SERVED LEFT TO WILDLIFE / UNTOUCHED


GOLD

244,000 metric tons of gold / 8 billion people = 0.0305 metric ton of gold per person

SILVER

1.06 billion ounces / 8 billion people = 132.5 million ounces per person

BRONZE


[5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14]


Environmentally-friendly Construction Methods

[15] [16] [17] [18]

Cordwood Walls

Thatched Roofing

[19] [20] [21] [22] [23] [24] [25]

Earthship



Tools


Resources


Tutorials


External Links

10 Fun Earth Day Activities for Families: https://wehavekids.com/parenting/10-Earth-Day-Activities-for-your-Family

[27][28]


References

  1. wikipedia: Agenda 21
  2. Skeptoid Podcast #465 -- Agenda 21: https://skeptoid.com/episodes/4465 (a look at the conspiratorial hysteria & sensationalism)
  3. Agenda 21 culture: https://www.agenda21culture.net/
  4. wikipedia: Agenda 2030
  5. How many trees are in the world?: https://www.gotreequotes.com/how-many-trees-in-world/ (3.4 trillion trees are estimated to exist worldwide)
  6. GlobalEducation project - Fresh Water: http://www.theglobaleducationproject.org/earth/fresh-water
  7. Land Use: https://ourworldindata.org/land-use
  8. How much gold has been found in the world?: https://www.usgs.gov/faqs/how-much-gold-has-been-found-world?qt-news_science_products=0#qt-news_science_products
  9. Gold - Visualized in Bullion Bars (INFOGRAPHIC): https://demonocracy.info/infographics/world/gold/gold.html
  10. Silver - supply/value visualized (INFOGRAPHIC): https://demonocracy.info/infographics/world/silver/silver.html
  11. USGS - “Worldwide silver supplies will be depleted by 2025”: https://www.401krollover.com/worldwide-silver-supplies-will-be-depleted-by-2025/
  12. Supply of silver worldwide from 2010 to 2020, with a forecast for 2021 (in million ounces): https://www.statista.com/statistics/1240972/silver-supply-worldwide/
  13. wikipedia: List of countries by copper production
  14. Bronze vs Copper, What is the difference?: https://www.dekmake.com/bronze-vs-copper/ (Bronze is basically Tin + Copper... manganese, lead, zinc, nickel, antimony, silicon, and more)
  15. Sustainable Construction - Why Building for a Better World Is Better for Business: https://redshift.autodesk.com/articles/sustainable-construction
  16. 15 Sustainable And Environment-Friendly Construction Methods: https://www.re-thinkingthefuture.com/materials-construction/a2900-15-sustainable-and-environment-friendly-construction-methods/
  17. Environmentally Friendly Construction Equipment and Methods - Can It Save Your Bottom Line?: https://www.nationalbusinesscapital.com/blog/eco-friendly-construction-equipment-save-bottom-line/
  18. CAT -- Construciton Equipment Rental store - uide for Implementing Environmentally Friendly Construction Strategies: https://www.catrentalstore.com/en_US/blog/environmentally-friendly-construction.html
  19. Why Get a Thatched Roof?: https://heartofenglandthatchers.com/having-a-thatched-roof/
  20. Thatched Roofs - History, Performance and Possibilities in Architecture: https://www.archdaily.com/978061/thatched-roofs-history-performance-and-possibilities-in-architecture
  21. Thatched roofs worldwide gallery: https://www.hiss-reet.de/en/thatched-roof/architecture/gallery-thatched-roofs
  22. Thatched roofs in Japan - Shirakawago but what else?: https://www.peak-experience-japan.com/blog/627
  23. Identifying your Thatch (FLOWCHART): http://www.thethatchers.info/guide/identifying-your-thatch
  24. The Thatcher's Craft (E-BOOK): https://web.archive.org/web/20150501204845/http://www.hlcollege.ac.uk/Downloads/cp_thatch.html
  25. "Waterproof that Roof!" IEEE experiment: https://tryengineering.org/teacher/waterproof-roof/
  26. wikipedia: List of Arctic expeditions
  27. wikipedia: List of Antarctic expeditions
  28. wikipedia: Ernest Shackleton

See Also

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