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Sustainability & justice: Do the math by Jenny Tuazon

Most people I talk to support “sustainability” and “social justice” goals. Ecology teaches us that we need to frame these human aspirations in relation to the biological capacity of the earth: the energy, and resources that support our burgeoning populations and economies.

As human society sets out to achieve ecological sustainability and social justice on earth, we face two serious challenges: One, humanity already over-consumes the biological capacity of the planet; and secondly, humanity suffers from a vast gap between rich and poor.

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May Day by Chuck Baclagon
May 1, 2009, 10:37 am
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mga manggagawa  PABLO BAENS-SANTOS  79 X 122 cm . Oil on Canvas . 1980


May 1 is synonymous with International Workers’ Day, or Labor Day, which celebrates the social and economic achievements of the labor movement.

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