Reflections from the Toronto Sustainability for Leaders Course

Reflections from the Toronto Sustainability for Leaders Course

Thursday, June 23, 2011 - 12:00pm

The consensus was clear: everyone participating in The Natural Step Canada's Sustainability for Leaders Course in Toronto wanted to be part of the solution and not the problem. Throughout the course, that unifying goal began to crystallize as our instructors guided us through the key concepts and practices of this grand notion called Sustainability.

To me, sustainability has always simply been about enduring. However, The Natural Step challenged us to amplify that notion to a global level. Most importantly, it has taken the simple idea of endurance to now embody an entire worldview where our roles as individuals become clarified within the global picture. Once we accept that we live in a finite world bounded by finite resources, we then must come to accept that our actions must consider their consequences within these natural limits. Thus, to endure as a community, a corporation, a nation, or as a planet, we now must consciously consider our actions in relation to the whole.

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Emily Briggs
The Natural Step Canada