Achieving Sustainable Development through Industrial Ecology


Posted by iEcology | Posted in Industrial Ecology | Posted on 13-07

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Sustainable development has been a very wide topic that has been discussed a lot these days due to a lot of environmental issues. Industrial ecology in this sector offers a lot of new scope for study. In the sense, industrial ecology offers method that can assist corporations and organizations in sustainable operations.

Sustainable Development as defined by the Brundtland Commission is the economic and social development that meets the needs of the present generation without compromising on the needs for the future generation. There were nonetheless other definitions given by other academicians too, although all of them have more or less the same idea of sustainable development resting on three main pillars.

Why Your Ecological Footprint Is So Important?


Posted by iEcology | Posted in Ecology | Posted on 13-01

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Ecological footprint is technically defined as the amount of land that is needed to support one’s consumption habits. We all know that the Earth has finite resources with her and therefore over-utilisation or over-extraction of these resources can cause damage to the earth and thereby increase the ecological footprint.

Why one needs to take good care of the ecological footprint is because these days the population growth rate has defeated the growth rate of the resources of the earth, thus making it very difficult to have a stable growth and leading to self deterioration of the economy. Many economists and other ecologists like Malthus have proved and came up with these theories regarding the over exploitation of resources by humans. The ecological footprint of a certain environment also depends on the the area covered. Depending on the acres of your land, then resources should be used accordingly, as the resources have to grow on the same very land. Thus apart from human population, the other factor is scarce or unproductive land that causes a major issue.

Ecological Planning


Posted by iEcology | Posted in Ecology | Posted on 06-03

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Every business organization has to take control on how it impacts on society and all individual entities in the surrounding environment. To do that business organizations need to have their own ecological planning in the aim to guarantee they do not harm or have any kind of adverse impact on the environment in any way.

What we mean by ecological planning is nothing but the process of understanding, evaluating, and providing options for the use of landscape to ensure a better fit with human habitation. Basically, what ecological planning deals with is the method of integration of human habitat along with the goal of environmental sustainability. Started in the year 1969, ecological planning has always been on the forefront since then.