Sustainable Development, Giving our Scion the day to smile

In the yesterday friday March 11th 2011, I was involved in one awesome forum which discussed about “the sustainable development” together with kak Cinta Azwiendasari, an alumni of Environmental engineering class 2004, who is continuing her master degree in German. Kak cinta came together with her other two German friends, Deibl and Vogel in order to share and discuss with us about the sustainable development. So in here I just wanna sharing the knowledge what I have gotten at there.

So, what is actually Sustainable Development? According to Wikipedia:

Sustainable development (SD) is a pattern of resources use that aims to meet human needs while preserving the environment so that these needs can be met not only in the present, but also for generations to come (sometimes taught as ELF-Environment, Local People, Future).

To realize the sustainable developments and implement them to every country all over the world, we need to take the environment issues on the top all other issue (without ignoring others). To make it easier to understand, there are 2  models picturing this:

Which one reflect our country?

The ‘Mickey Mouse’ model is the one who use the most by all countries in the world. They more think about how to jack up their economy side by ignoring the society and enironment. Whereas, the ‘Bullseye’ model is the sustainability one which places environment in the wide range circle, before the economy and the society. In chain-simple-question we got.. “What for money if the society is not welfare? And what for welfare society if the place where they are gonna live is damaged and broken?.” It is all about a place where we can live. As far as today, none any astronaut either the engineer have found another planet that human can live in. Just the earth who is very kind to give us the enjoyable place so we can live our life inside Him. Then what will happen if “He” die??

3 circles of sustainable development

Most of us, perhaps still have the mindset that the age of the earth is still too too long. Even, some of them have the damn conceited taught that:

“In the case I will still live and will die before the earth die.. What for I protect the earth? It’s not related with me what will the earth will be.”

Well for you who still have the mindset like that, c’mon soon realize that we live in here not only for ourselves. We still have the young generation under us who still want to live and enjoy the beauty of the earth. They still want to shelter under the shade of tree, they still want to drink the fresh water which can fulfill their windpipe quenching the thirst. They still want thousand things like we got when the earth still green. Did you ever know that?

So from now on, when you still have the power to care each others.. when you still have the soul to be one with the earth.. when you still want your scion live with smile while facing the world.. give ‘them’ the future by using the sustainable development. Using green lifestyle in your day and never ignoring about the environment.[]

“Only after the last tree has been cut down, Only after the last river has been poisoned, Only after the last fish has been caught, Only then will you find that money cannot be eaten.”


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