09 Jul '11, 12am

True sustainability – taking us further down the track

True sustainability – taking us further down the track

Much has been said recently about Singapore’s position towards sustainable development. “Sustainability” has become the new buzzword, taken to mean almost anything, or nothing. In the past weeks, there has been reports on green vehicles making their operational tests on our roads. Awards have been given out to sustainable construction projects – oddly, by a government agency to other government agencies. It should also be no surprise that the theme for this year’s Singapore International Water Week is “Sustainable Water Solutions for a Changing Urban Environment”. We begin to realise that we are developing at a rate that tests our ability to manage the environment that we live in. The response, however, has to date been reactive rather than proactive. We have a problem, let’s find ways to fix it. Climate change is affecting us, we need solutions to minimise exposure to ris...

Full article: http://theonlinecitizen.com/2011/07/true-sustainability-%...

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