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How Saskatchewan Can Develop A Sustainable Environment and a Worker-Friendly Economy

Notes by Jan Norris

Jan Norris argues that a sustainable environment is one that is in balance –that is, it is in a state of dynamic equilibrium. As technology has become more powerful, she argues that people’s role in the environment has increased dramatically and dangerously; in fact, the author suggests that human activity is so vast in scale that it threatens to knock the planet’s environment off-balance. According to Norris, it is not an exaggeration to say humans are in grave danger of destroying the life support systems upon which they all depend.

Norris looks at ways the people of Saskatchewan can help develop a sustainable environment, in terms of energy, small farms, transportation, forestry, and genetically engineered crops. She concludes that by making the changes she recommends -- such as getting serious about wind and solar power-- the economy will also benefit from job creation and transition programs.

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Policy Publication Details

Author(s): Jan Norris;
Publisher: Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives [ Visit Website ]
Year Published: 2003; Publisher Type: Research Institute
Publicly Available: Yes Research Focus: Provincial;
Registration Required: No Language: English
Payment Required: No Publication Format: Adobe PDF

Subjects / Categories:

Policy Articles / Environment & Climate / Sustainable Development
Policy Articles / Environment & Climate / Sustainable Development / 2003
Policy Articles / Environment & Climate

Keywords / Tags:

sustainable environment; environmental balance; human activity; life support systems; energy; farms; transportation; forestry;