Sustainability Redux: Radical Changemakers

In 1987, the Brundtland Commission first coined the term “sustainable development.” Five years later, the 1992 Earth Summit established an interdependent foundation built upon economic, social, and environmental pillars. World leaders gathered again this June at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) to address the challenges at the intersection of the environment, population dynamics, and economics. In this time of significant global economic upheaval, it is critical to prioritize innovative approaches that provide sustainable benefits for families, communities, and nations. How should we capitalize on the momentum generated by Rio+20?

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