GREEN vs. SUSTAINABLE


| 3/27/2012 11:01:19 AM


Tags: green living, sustainability, energy efficiency, farmer's markets, Tim Snyder,

GREEN vs. SUSTAINABLE 

Over the last few years, the word “green” has gained a definition that goes way beyond color. Today, “green” has established itself in our vocabulary as an adjective, noun and verb, not to mention a movement.  

Just like the term “green,” “sustainability” encompasses a broad range of activities and issues. It’s sustainable (and green) to support local farms, and to buy goods and services from locally owned businesses. Regardless of where you shop, it’s sustainable (and green) to bring your own reusable shopping bags instead of consuming disposable plastic bags that persist in the environment and are made from petroleum products. 

Green isn’t always sustainable 

Although “green” and “sustainable” are often used interchangeably, there are important differences between what is “green” and what is “sustainable.” To get a better understanding of where these differences lie, we might start with a definition of sustainability that came out of a 1987 conference at the United Nations: 



Sustainable entities are those that meet present needs without   compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs. 

EasyWoodwork.org
5/28/2018 4:04:37 AM

I use the plans at WWW.EASYWOODWORK.ORG to build my own DIY projects – I highly recommend you visit that website and check their plans out too. 🔨 They are detailed and super easy to read and understand unlike several others I found online. The amount of plans there is mind-boggling… there’s like 16,000 plans or something like that for tons of different projects. Definitely enough to keep me busy with projects for many more years to come haha. Go to ⭐ WWW.EASYWOODWORK.ORG if you want some additional plans 🤗







mother earth news fair 2018 schedule

MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR

Next: August 4-5, 2018
Albany, OR

Whether you want to learn how to grow and raise your own food, build your own root cellar, or create a green dream home, come out and learn everything you need to know — and then some!

LEARN MORE