Conservation Bulletin - Issue 36 - December 1999 -
Approx 40 Pages. Text and images.
The central idea of sustainability is that we should ensure that the activities that meet all
our social and economic needs do not irreversibly damage the environment on which they
depend. Sustainable development requires that conservation and economic development
should not stand in opposition to each other, but should work together towards common
aims. It was initially applied to ‘green’ conservation in order to manage the impact of
pollution, waste disposal, and energy use on the natural environment, yet the philosophy is
just as relevant to the heritage.