[ A talk presented to the Alberta Round Table on the Environment and Economy & the Alberta Environmental Network, by Dr. Stuart B. Hill, Associate Professor of Entomology & Director, Ecological Agriculture Projects (11 June, 1992). Reprinted with permission, October, 2008 with augmented content. ]
My aim in this presentation is to be supportive to everyone here (and to whomever subsequently reads this transcript) in the development of your own unique thoughts and actions related to the concepts of sustainability and sustainable development.
Let me first say that for me, sustainable practices are those that help repair and maintain natural systems; and development refers to human development, that is individual, community, and species psychosocial development and evolution. Thus, I define sustainable development as the maintenance of the planet and its ecosystems for optimal, equitable human development.