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Frontiers of Science with Dr. Frank McAllister

Thursday, November 9, 2017 @ 6:00 p.m. - Frontiers of Science with Dr. Frank McAllister! "Sustainability Realized or 'How' Sustainability Is Realized" in room 220 of the Aline Wilmot Skaggs Building (ASB) on the U of U Campus!


with Dr. Frank McAllister,
Sustainability and Mining Advocate & Director of Weather/Satellite Startup

Date & Time: Thursday, November 9, 2017  at 6:00pm

Location: 220 Aline Skaggs Building at the University of Utah
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The concept of Sustainability as outlined in the 1987 United Nations “Brundtland Report” defines sustainability as sustainable development; and sustainable development as "development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs." Thus, Sustainability is the anticipated continuing result generation to generation.

Three Pillars of Sustainability were subsequently fashioned as an instrument for outlining a picture of sustainability. The three pillars include economic, social, and environmental sustainability elements. If any one pillar is weak then the system as a whole is unsustainable.

In this approach sustainability is examined by "What" it is, or “What” it looks like. However, one might conclude that “What” Sustainability is, or “What” it looks like, differs from “How” Sustainability is to be attained.

In considering “How” sustainability is to be attained, focus shifts to a proposition encompassing six essentials (or pillars) that include: 1. People, 2. Natural Resources, 3. Innovation, 4. Human Accord, Peace, Getting Along, 5. Leadership, and 6. Integrity.

A Case for “How Sustainability will be attained” will examine these six essentials. It is apparent that two of the six essentials are paramount to those in the College of Science – Natural Resources and Innovation. The examination will detail why all six essentials are paramount.

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