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Sustainability Without Environmental Sustainability

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Without Environmental Sustainability, Economic Stability Cannot Be Achieved.
In 2008 according to United Nations “majority of the world population lives in the urban” ("LINKING POPULATION, POVERTY AND DEVELOPMENT"). That does not hide the fact that people are still suffering from poverty, hunger and malnutrition. The issue of poverty is rapidly increasing, and it is because of the economic instability cause by overexploitation. That is why many poor children have nothing to feed their growling stomachs and nourish their dry bones. In order for us to put a stop to poverty and fix the economy, we need to start taking good care of the environment by practicing environmental sustainability.
“Every second four people die from hunger; around 27-28 percent of all children in developing countries are estimated to be underweight or stunted”(“World Poverty and Hunger”) This is because the government in those countries not how to manage their natural resources. It is true that we as earth's citizens are blessed with lots of resources to use, but when the government uses its power to scrape the earth of its juice, nothing is left for the masses to feed on. Moreover, they are left to their fate.
This is why “1 billion children living in poverty (1 in 2 children in the world), 40 million live without adequate shelter, and 400 million have no access to safe water”( “World Poverty and Hunger”). Children in most developing countries are victims to greediness and poor decision making by government officials. The people in power go to farmlands in rural areas, where poor families feed from, and they destroy those lands, for their selfish interests. Poor people, especially those in developing countries depend on their environm...

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...onmental sustainability but will also save on costs of having to acquire other resources.
When we talk of environmental sustainability, we mean a system of life where we are able to maintain our environment without having to compromise with the resources of future generations and yet still manage to meet our own needs. Profitability brings about economic growth and stability to our society. This is why many businesses and government agencies are keen on making, profit and they end up misusing the environment. Profitability and environmental sustainability definitely can co-exist but when we get greedy, earth’s citizens, the economy and the environment would be in great danger. Moreover, at the poor would not be able to survive because their farmlands have been deforested and the rich would not be able to survive because there are no more forests to buy and live off.
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