Hello world…

Having toyed with the idea of making a blog for a few years, I have decided to take the plunge. Why now?

I guess because there is something that I actually want to talk about.

Having finally finished university, I am lucky enough to be working in a job I love as a sustainability consultant. Yet sustainability seems to have become almost passé. But I think it is a wonderful concept, and I hope to share why in this blog.

My vision for Wonderfully Green is to have a space where I can collect ideas and information related to sustainability. Through this platform I hope to share reliable and robust information in a way that relates to everyday life.

But what exactly do I mean by sustainability? A commonly used definition comes from “Our Common Future”, a 1987 report by the United Nations World Commission on Environment and Development (aka the Brundtland Report). The report is a lengthy read at 300 pages, but if you flip to page 41, you’ll find the following definition:

Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

This definition highlights one of the most important aspects of sustainability for me – it is about people as well as the natural environment. We aren’t just saving the world for its own sake, but for the people (us!) that live in it.

Thank you so much for visiting Wonderfully Green. If there is a particular aspect of sustainability that you would like to read about, let me know in the comments.

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