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Feb 2015 | THE FEBRUARY ISSUE

MAKING SUSTAINABILITY A LONG-TERM MUNICIPAL PRIORITY
JON-ERIK DILLON, REALTERM ENERGY
Economic development does not have to come at the cost of environmental development. The solution is sustainable development, which can be achieved by meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. 
 
This definition of sustainable development is nothing new.  It comes from the United Nations Commission on Environment and Development meeting in Ottawa in 1987.  Yet for more than 25 years it has been difficult for some to take these internationally recognized principles into council chambers and apply them to municipal budgets.  
 
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