By Dr. Tyra Oldham, March 23, 2013
Words are powerful tools to persuade and give life to thoughts that engage people to action. Words are tools of mastery profound instruments delivering clarity to a situation. When we use words connotatively and denotatively sometimes we interlink meanings reducing the word’s power until it ceases to hold meaning. The terms of green and sustainability are not referential or synonymous but separate unto themselves that can be aggregated.
One can be green and not sustainable, as well as one can be sustainable and not green but have elements of green in their sustainability. In addition, aspects of sustainability in green are plausible scenarios. When considering development it is far more likely that sustainability utilizes green as businesses, governments and individuals consider environment, resources (land, water, air), energy, stakeholders, waste, efficiencies, supply chain, procurement, technology, systems and operations not limited to facility, manufacturing, and assets.
Green and sustainability become family or a nexus when the ecosystem and let’s not forget carbon footprint are the foci.
Look at the definition of sustainability and the definition of green. Being green and in the state of sustainability are complex and hopefully one’s goal are to be both for a better world.
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