Sustainability is the ability of life to be supported through eternity while still living in the present but also making decisions in consideration of future generations. It is monitoring our environmental and social environments but still progressing economically. Economic progression is what society needs to monitor most in order to meet the goals of sustainability because, historically, mankind has exploited environmental resources for its own economic advantage.
We have done this without consciously thinking about the consequences. Economic progression has created a world of privilege, but it has also created a world that has caused mankind to forget about meeting the needs of ecosystems, both socially and environmentally. Earth has and will exist without mankind, but mankind cannot exist without the Earth. If we do not think consciously, we will not live to think.
To live within our current means, one planet Earth will not sustain us. As a group, we must realize this and take steps to reduce our impact. There is only one planet in the Universe that we know for certain that sustains life. There is no more compelling reason for humans to live and behave, individually and collectively, with the extraordinary responsibility of keeping Earth livable for all the living organisms, alive today and in the distant future. As we continue to grow, we must continue to think consciously and it we think consciously then we THINK HEMPY THOUGHTS.