Sustainable Development (SD) must be our way of living today and moving forward. Wikipedia explains Sustainable Development as: ‘a process for meeting human development goals while maintaining the ability of natural systems to continue to provide the natural resources and ecosystem services upon which the economy and society depend.’ Do a Google search and you’ll see there are many different definitions for Sustainable Development. Since I like to keep things simple, we’ll break down Sustainable Development in Three Simple Ways:
Environment; ecosystem, ecology, earth.
We rely on earth and her ecosystems for life (air, water, food, shelter, etc.). Therefore, as Earths dependents, we must all work together to always consider her and protect her and the natural resources she offers us.
Society; us, humanity, social equality.
We rely on earths natural resources (food, water, air, shelter) for survival and must, at all costs, protect and replenish her natural ecosystems while being mindful of humanities societal needs today and for future generations. We, most of humanity, has also come to rely on our economic system and many of us are working toward economic growth for ourselves.
Economy; economic growth.
Economies are created and ran by humanity. We know that humanity (society) depends on earth. Therefore our economy must also depend on Earth and her many natural resources. One definition of economic growth is, ‘an increase in the amount of goods and services produced per head of the population over a period of time.’ Economic growth must be re-defined and re-purposed being mindful of our environment(s) and maintaining and replenishing earths natural resources and ecosystems. The updated definition of ‘economic growth’ should also consider an improved quality of life with less resource consumption and waste.
Sustainable development, simply put, is the process of meeting humanities survival needs (air, water, food, shelter) while maintaining and replenishing the environment and all of earths natural resources and ecosystems to improve human quality of life with decreased resource consumption balancing toward social equality.
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The video below walks thru the importance of a construction schedule and what you need to know about project schedules for any type of building project. Home remodels, renovations, additions, home improvement projects, commercial construction projects, tenant improvements, etc., all should have a construction schedule prior to starting the project. Watch this video to understand the importance of a project schedule.
There are a few things that you will need to do to prepare your house, land, building, property for the upcoming summer. The weather has changed and your building or property needs your help to prepare. These items will vary depending on your location and environment.
Conditioned Air Space:
You may need to change your mechanical units (HVAC) from Heating to Cooling. There should be a switch on the controller or thermostat that will allow you to make this adjustment. Be sure to also replace your air filters.
The plants and grass will need changes made to the watering schedule. Make sure to adjust the irrigation timer for each individual zone.
Pool / Water feature:
Pools and water features will require additional attention during hotter days. You will need to adjust the pump filter timer and possibly the chemicals required for the summer months.
There should be a small lever on the side of your ceiling fans to change the direction of the fan for the summer. If you changed the direction for this past winter, be sure to move it back to blow the air down for summer months.
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