ECOLOGICAL ASPECT This aspect comprises the set of activities related to the natural world – the environment. The creation and the adequate management of this aspect account for the practical application of the Sustainable Development concept as well as preparation of the necessary conditions for the development of the other two interrelated aspects – social and economic.
SOCIAL ASPECT It covers the activities performed by a given organism that is using traditional and specific skills and knowledge in order to enable its existence and lifestyle. The real implementation of the cultural background for passing on knowledge and skills is a method based on the practical experience.
ECONOMIC ASPECT This aspect embraces the activities related to the manufacture of goods, products and services, and their realization. It is an instrument that makes public the concept of Sustainable Development by delivering systems of Sustainable Production and Sustainable Consumption.
Nowadays the balance between individual, community and environment has been badly affected. Most of the communities across the world suppress the individual and impose a feeling of disharmony within him, losing his connection with himself. At the same time, we witness excessive exploitation of the natural resources and see how the sources that are vital for the human survival are depleted or not accessible for the vast majority of the population on the planet – drinkable water, forests, healthy food, clean air. Common values like respect, honor, duty have gone out of fashion, cutting abruptly the vigorous contact between the generations and leading to the death of those long-lasting knowledge and life wisdom that have survived over the centuries but are fading away now together with their primary sources. The modern economics is not relevant to the basic universal law of economy. Improper waste and excessive spending deplete the natural environment and the low quality of products depletes the consumer. The key components constituting the aspects of the sustainable development are presented in summary and we want to declare the active work on them as a crucial obligation for those who claim to promote the Sustainable Development.
Aspect 1 – Environment
K1 – Combating the erosion and efforts to improve the soil structure Because of the deforestation taking place over the past 5000 years, erosion is steadily washing away the nutrient soil particles. Building walls against the erosion (composed of living and non-living natural or recycled matter) is a condition for retention of organic matter and new soil formation. It is of primary importance to treat the soil as a living substance – 1 cubic cm is habitat for 1000000 tiny organisms. We should nourish the soil like a living creature – it requires water system, nutrients, protection from cold and drought, etc.
К2 – Care for spring zones and water infiltration The appropriate measures for a given spring zone and water infiltration ensure stable water discharge over time and could recover dried water sources. It is important to study and apply adequate methods for achieving balance in the different elements determining the availability and the discharge of a given water spring, namely the balance between weight of the soil volume above the water spring (being physical factor for augmenting the ground water), soil porosity (as a factor for pore augmenting) and the existing vegetative cover and its properties.
K3 – Management of the forest as a restorable source By understanding the key characteristics of the forest – biodiversity and layer vegetation, and acting in favor of the biodiversity against financial interests, the sustainable forest management could transform it into restorable source of materials, food and energy.
K4 – Formation of vegetative cover of ecologically compatible and useful for the mankind plants. In view of the advanced stage of detrimental impact on the vegetation cover, it is necessary that people restore and maintain this cover focusing on the primary importance of the plants for the ecological balance and their huge usefulness. The formation of a vegetation cover composed of ecologically compatible and useful plants, provide healthy environment, clean air, water and food. Next, it provides resources for the development of various products and opens the road for adding value and developing sustainable microeconomics.
K5 – Maximal waste recycling By using already developed or new methods, waste could be reduced, reused or entirely recycled
Aspect 2 Culture and heritage
K – Specific knowledge and skills have been adopted over thousands of years of human experience of past generations and are passed on to the next generations. All this stored knowledge make the distinction between the prehistoric and modern man. The central place is attributed to the moral values – truth, respect, honor and duty.It is so important to tell the truth as this guarantees the credibility of the information and ensures spiritual comfort for the individual. The present tendency of telling lies should be transformed by the individual efforts of each of us. Respect towards nature and the surrounding humans create an environment of interaction in harmony. It is a matter of honor to protect the weak and to win the respect of the powerful – in individual, social and any other aspect. It is a duty for each of us to try to overcome his selfishness and laziness, and to work for Sustainable Development, to be active player in the transfer of knowledge, skills and values between the generations.
Aspect 3 – Economics The road to success does not go through conflict and opposition but is based on common decisions and compromises. It looks for providing to the people who make money, the opportunity to make as much or even more money by doing good to the Nature. To help encourage the gradual transition to Sustainable Development. To manufacture high quality products by use of advanced technologies that prevent recurring purchase of goods and search instead continual and beneficial utilization. The time has come for merging economics, ethics and moral values in one concept.
Thank you for your attention and be healthy and sensible.