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Seven against Thebes Seven against Thebes, in Greek legend, seven heroes—Polynices, Adrastus, Amphiaraüs, Hippomedon, Capaneus, Tydeus, and Parthenopaeus—who made war on Eteocles, king of Thebes.
Bryophyta -> Bryophyte Generations The conspicuous green plant body of a bryophyte is the haploid, or gametophyte, generation of the plant life cycle.
Bonaparte -> Later Generations Of the second generation of the family the most important was Louis Bonaparte's son, Louis Napoleon, who became emperor as Napoleon III (see also separate article for Napoleon II, son of Napoleon I and Marie Louise).
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Sustainability also must be viewed as a process because our knowledge of ourselves, of our strengths and limitations, and of the social and environmental implications of our activities changes as progress is made toward the vision, is incomplete.
Sustainability seeks to ensure, to the degree possible, that present generations attain a high degree of economic security and justice and can realize democracy and popular participation in control of their communities, while maintaining the integrity of the ecological systems upon which all life and all production depends.
The present generation’s search for sustainability places responsibility on them to provide future generations with the where-with-all for their vision of sustainability, hoping that they have the wisdom and intelligence to use what is provided in an appropriate manner.
instdev.concordia.ca /ForumCorporation/StephenViederman/SUSTAINABILITY.htm   (7424 words)

T hat people and cultures evolved over generations on these islands is testament to the ability of early settlers to make decisions which ensured their survival.
The current generation, in striving for economic development, was cautioned to treat the natural resource base in such a way as to preserve means for future generations to meet their own needs (World Commission on Environment and Development 1987; World Bank 1996).
The least sustainable societies are those in the developed "west," which rely on exploitation of the natural resources base of "less developed" countries to meet ever-growing demands for raw materials as well as consumer goods.
darkwing.uoregon.edu /~mspp/sustainability.htm   (8786 words)

 Sustainability   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
A sustainability ethic may be a utopian vision, but it does offer a useful metric in the policy arena, separating those policies that can be recommended from those that should be resisted.
Sustainable development requires a knowledge of the interactions of key sustainability themes, some of which may (a) feedback positively or negatively on themselves, (b) mesh synergistically, and (c) be irrelevant in any one specific context.
that sustainable development strives to reach: Economic and social growth that (a) does not exhaust carrying capacity, (b) respects and safeguards the economic, cultural, and natural environment, (c) creates many incomes and chains of enterprises, (d) is nurtured by public policy, and (e) builds indigenous institutions that involve and empower citizens.
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They believe that the concept of sustainability can be seen as "what is taken out of the system for food or energy is restored to the system in waste that can be reused." Mark Roseland argues that sustainable development can mean either environmental protection or sustained economic growth.
Sustainability is one of the areas in which the community can work together as a whole.
Sustainability is important because it is one of the effective ways of counter-acting the over production of useless material that is detrimental to the environment.
www.trentu.ca /academic/nativestudies/courses/nast305/sustain.htm   (1033 words)

 Our Responsibility to the Seventh Generation | IISDnet
The report highlighted the value of Indigenous knowledge and contributions to sustainable development.
The Seventh Generation is chosen by native people because it is that generation which is beyond our direct contact; more than, say, 120 years into the future.
Since 1992, the authors of Seventh Generation, and others working on indigenous issues, have developed new approaches to reclaiming and building on the strengths of indigenous communities around the world.
www.iisd.org /7thgen   (303 words)

 CSIRO Sustainability Network
Under an honorary Board of seven directors, it works to ensure that research into large and complex issues is addressed in a rigorous way through the establishment of sustained collaborative networks of outstanding thinkers and researchers from various disciplines across Australia.
The Sustainable Development Research (SDR) Network is a UK-wide initiative, co-ordinated by the Policy Studies Institute (PSI) in London in collaboration with the Centre for Sustainable Development (CfSD) at the University of Westminster and the Centre for the Study of Environmental Change and Sustainability (CECS) at the University of Edinburgh.
Sustainable Population Australia (SPA) was formed in 1988 by people who felt that the issue of population numbers was overlooked, or regarded as too contentious, by many of those striving to preserve Australia's ecological heritage.
www.bml.csiro.au /SNresources.htm   (3801 words)

 NDP | Our Kyoto plan: Sustainability within a generation
Mulroney his timid goals were not good enough, that we could and should show the world how it’s possible to be environmentally sustainable and economically prosperous.
Seven years ago, we promised we would act in Kyoto.
I believe the most imminent threat of our time is the looming crisis of climate change, which threatens to create human misery of such scope and natural disasters of such magnitude that it is time for us to keep our promise to the planet and act.
www.ndp.ca /kyoto   (929 words)

 Sustainability Factors
However, what is most significant for this sustainability factor is not approval by a recognized standards body, but the existence of complete documentation, preferably subject to external expert evaluation.
Digital objects that are self-documenting are likely to be easier to sustain over the long term and less vulnerable to catastrophe than data objects that are stored separately from all the metadata needed to render the data as usable information or understand its context.
No digital format that is inextricably bound to a particular physical carrier is suitable as a format for long-term preservation; nor is an implementation of a digital format that constrains use to a particular device or prevents the establishment of backup procedures and disaster recovery operations expected of a trusted repository.
www.digitalpreservation.gov /formats/sustain/sustain.shtml   (2087 words)

 Searching for Sustainability
Sustainability is not a simple term to define; even high-level academics and scientists have trouble agreeing on exactly what the word means, or should mean.
But whether talking about a single piece of technology or a system-wide approach, one basic definition of sustainability most people agree on is providing for the needs of the current generation without compromising the ability of future generations to provide for theirs.
If "sustainable research" is defined as research that incorporates environmental considerations, both long and short term, then eventually all research should qualify, not just specific "green" projects.
gtalumni.org /StayInformed/magazine/sum97/skid.html   (2531 words)

 sustainability   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
All this information is then analysed using a sophisticated computer procedure known as BLUP (Best Linear Unbiased Predictor) which is able to simultaneously estimate environmental effects on performance and predict breeding values for the animals.
BLUP calculations use all available information on the performance of relatives, information on how traits are related to each other (correlations) and information on how each trait is inherited by the next generation (heritabilities).
Seven Estimated Breeding Values (EBVs) are calculated for each animal...
www.york.ac.uk /org/cnap/tst/sciensum/ssebv1.htm   (970 words)

 Sustainability Indicators:   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Among the themes dealt with are sustainability concepts in fisheries and aquatic ecosystems, social and economic valuation of aquatic resources and ecosystems, integrated fishery modelling, and policy analysis for sustainable fisheries.
Sustainable development is presented as the pathway from the current mechanical world paradigm to the emergent biospheric view.
A strong sustainability (SS) approach (underpinned by the precautionary principle) is contrasted with a weak sustainability (WS) approach (buttressed by the cost-benefit principle).
www.sifar.org /SUSINDIC.AC.html   (16144 words)

 Youth and Generation
These new generations will endure the long term impact of these difficulties and could have to contribute to a welfare system of retirement and health that they will not be about to benefit from when they will grow older.
The first generation is today's adults (32-34 years old) who were within 10 to 12 age group in 1980-1984 and lived in the Soviet society where the Soviet ideology and value system predominated in all spheres of social life, including "childhood".
As the results of the research show the general tendency among the children of the Soviet generation was the "ideologization" of consciousness, ideas of "collectivism" and stable interrelation between the personal and social needs in the form of society-oriented dreams.
www.um.es /ESA/Abstracts/Abst_rn22.htm   (16295 words)

 Sustainability - RENEW Wisconsin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Danes have 12,000 jobs related to wind generation of electricity, get 13% of their load now, and are aimed at 50% by 2030.
It is expensive to build generators to deal with a few hundred hours of peak demand that sit idle for the rest of the year's 8,760 hours.
Utility and PSC priesthoods generate agitprop to convince us energy demand is inelastic (California shows this is not true), approaching crisis, and that there is no choice but to increase fossil-generated supply.
www.renewwisconsin.org /reports/electsitu2.html   (3180 words)

 Europe, Globalisation & Sustainability
These impressed on war’s remnant generation an imperative of learning to relate to one another’s places with a more dignified respect; something that, it was hoped, and with remarkable success within Western Europe, might take away the causes that lead to war.
The effect of applying a seven per cent required IRR to the investment outlay is to `discount’ the future cash flow of €200 by 50 per cent.
Rather, in a reversal of the current ordering of things, it would constrain and permit competition to operate only in the service of co-operation, just as, in democratic intellectualism, knowledge is permitted to express its power only when accountably applied in the service of the community.
www.alastairmcintosh.com /articles/2003-euro-globalisation.htm   (4904 words)

 Maryland Business   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Marilyn Monroe did not want to make this film but after she was promised the leading role in the film production of the Broadway smash ''The Seven Year Itch'', she conceded.
This article is concerned primarily with the first definition of individual businesses, but also contains links to general business and management topics, in the sense of the second definition.
In other words, the owners and operators of a business have as one of their main objectives the receipt or generation of a financial return in exchange for expending time, effort and capital.
www.wwwtln.com /finance/122/maryland-business.html   (1340 words)

 Time Heals All Wounds.. And Then Kills the Patient   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
I have a vague idea what they mean, and I'm not sure what I think of it, and non-violence, which I'm generally for, but think there are some cases where intervention is worthwhile (none of them came up in the last 4 years).
It does seem generally a good idea, so long as it's supplemented by vigilantism when business interests take too strong a grasp.
Sustainable agriculture is a great idea -- too often, ubercapitalism is far too destructive, and I fear that the kind of 'bottom-line' oriented thinking that's taught in business schools is increasing this trend.
blog.dachte.org /live/entries/entry1081136329.html   (847 words)

 Earthworms and sustainability
The key to sustainable living, at least in a climate such as the Pacific Northwest, involves the use of animals to convert things we don't want to eat into things we do want to eat or use.
All too often, what appears to be a sustainable practice is undergirded by some unsustainable practice somewhere back down the supply chain.
A sustainable ecovillage has to ask the further question of just where that extra protein is coming from.
www.windward.org /notes/notes63/wal63_d.htm   (1230 words)

 Composters and Sustainability
In a way that is neither confrontational nor preachy, Nickerson points out exactly what we must do if we want our children's children, and their children, to have a place on this planet.
In Planning for Seven Generation: Guideposts for a Sustainable Future, he predicts where we are headed if we ignore the warning signs and continue to live in a way that impoverishes us and others.
The title of his book refers to a Native tradition which specifies that present actions must have no deleterious effect on the next seven generations.
perc.ca /PEN/1998-02/s-review.html   (883 words)

 The Seven Triads of Sustainability: No. 3 - Partnership
Sustainability is about strong partnerships - with interdependence, clustering and networking
The Communidades Programme in Fortaleza, Brazil involved three components: Housing, Job Creation and Revenue Generation, and Training, and the creation of a broad-based and participatory institutional framework for urban governance.
The concept behind the "Communidades" approach is to strengthen civil society and citizenship by providing access to affordable housing, jobs and training.
www.gdrc.org /sustdev/triads/triad3.html   (598 words)

This history makes it the perfect location for VCS to celebrate its 40th anniversary, especially since farmland conservation is one of our central goals, along with sustainable agriculture, water quality protection, and the preservation of the Island’s distinctive character—all of which are exemplified by the organic practices of farm owners Clarissa Allen and Mitchell Posin.
Andrew Woodruff’s determined goal is to protect and maintain the land as a sustainable chemical free working farm for the benefit of the public of Martha’s Vineyard, and in doing so provide fresh, healthy produce for years to come.
Each spring, the population disperses northward, with females laying eggs that yield successive generations to continue the journey; the vanguard typically reaches the Vineyard in mid-May. In fall, reportedly cued by the declining angle of the noonday sun, monarchs turn southward.
almanac.vineyardconservationsociety.org /sustainability/sustainability_body.html   (16224 words)

 Seventh Generation
Award recipients are selected after a rigorous evaluation, based on a demonstration of ethical leadership and corporate stewardship, making a difference in their communities, and contributions to the advancement of important economic and social goals.
During 2004, Seventh Generation published its first corporate responsibility (CR) report, (www.seventhgeneration.com/page.asp?id=1437) reiterating the steadfast belief that companies' social and environmental responsibility matters to stakeholders as much as financial results.
Seventh Generation is a business operated according to a new and different set of principles, values that in many ways are a marked departure from those long considered "traditional." The Company is focused on offering people avenues not to express their greed and ambition but their idealism, passion, and commitment to causes larger than themselves.
www.commondreams.org /cgi-bin/newsprint.cgi?file=/news2004/1206-07.htm   (581 words)

 Sustainability Resources
DEFINITION: Sustainability is the ability of this generation to meet its needs without undermining the ability of future generations to meet their needs.
We want to raise an important issue, though, as we do: Most advocates of sustainability think sustainability is about the relationship between human economics and natural ecology.
Seven Life Lessons of Chaos: Timeless Wisdom from the Science of Change, by John Briggs and David Peat (HarperCollins, 1999) - A brief layman's introduction to chaos theory and how it applies to life.
www.co-intelligence.org /P-sustainability.html   (860 words)

 Design For Sustainability   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
It is generally viewed (by new agers) that this new age has arrived.
It's core ideals are based in the belief that patriarchal philosophy emphasises the need to dominate and control, and is hence responsible for the destruction of the environment, and the need to return to a matriarchal philosophy/culture where relationships of mutuality are supported.
In terms of a sustainable planet, the ecofeminist ethic discards the "dualistic concept of reality as split between soulless matter and transcendent male consciousness".
www.goldcoast.qld.gov.au /scenicrim/d116.htm   (3171 words)

 Sustainability News
Ottawa -- Like baby belugas, Canadian children are exposed daily to a toxic soup of chemicals in their water, air and food, and that exposure may explain the dramatic rise in childhood cancers, asthma, sudden infant death syndrome and behavioural problems, according to a new report.
This chronic, low-level exposure to pesticides, smog, food additives and other chemicals could also create a host of public-health problems for coming generations, including limiting the ability of prospective parents to conceive, the Canadian Institute of Child Health warns in a study that it is releasing today in Ottawa.
There are many potential sources of water contamination including lead leached from older plumbing fixtures, byproducts of chlorine disinfection, and discharge from industrial and agricultural sources.
www.sustreport.org /news/kids_health.html   (916 words)

 Sustainability   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Sustainability is defined by many people and organizations.
It allows us to be able to pass along the fruits of our own labors and watch as they are added to by each succeeding echelon of offspring.
But it also takes vision to see to that seventh generation and try to imagine what your decision today will mean to those living 150 years later.
www.deltatech.com /rv/sustain.html   (134 words)

The ability to meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
This principle is the same wisdom that is reflected in the great law of the Iroquois Confederacy: “In each deliberation, we must consider the impact on the seventh generation from now.” The United States adopted many aspects of its Constitution from Iroquois wisdom.
There is a wealth of information on the internet about sustainability and practical steps you can take right away.
www.hoopandtree.org /sustainability.htm   (323 words)

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