When we speak of "sustainable" activities, normally this signifies that we can carry out the activity in the same form or in a similar form for an indefinite time in three main aspects: Environmental - the activity minimizes any damage to the environment and ideally tries to benefit it, Social and cultural - the activity does not damage, and in fact can revitalize the social structure or the culture of the community where is located; Economic - the activity does not begin and then die quickly due to practical business evils; but it continues contributing to the economic welfare of the local community. A sustainable business should benefit its owners, its employees and its neighbors.
The report Bruntland, "Our Common Future", defines sustainable development as "development that satisfies the needs of the present without compromising the capacity of the future generations to satisfy its own needs". (UNWCED, 1987)
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