On the Matia islands we are going to have Eco houses so that we don't destroy the islands resources.
In my Eco house(the picture isn't it) I have decided to harness the suns heat and light by putting large amounts of windows on the sun facing side of the house. By doing so it won't use as much power on lighting or on heating.
I will also have solar panels and a wind turbine so I can save a considerable amount of power by using the wind turbine and I can use less power when heating water.=-]
Sustainability has become a complex term that can be applied to almost every system on Earth, particularly the many different levels of biological organization, such as; wetlands, prairies and forests and is expressed in human organization concepts, such as; Eco-municipalities, sustainable cities, and human activities and disciplines, such as; sustainable agriculture, sustainable architecture and renewable energy.
For humans to live sustainably, the Earth's resources must be used at a rate at which they can be replenished. However, there is now clear scientific evidence that humanity is living unsustainably
and that an unprecedented collective effort is needed to return human use of natural resources to within sustainable limits.
Since the 1980s, the idea of human sustainability has become increasingly associated with the integration of economic, social and environmental spheres. In 1989, the World Commission on Environment and Development articulated what has now become a widely accepted definition of sustainability: "[to meet] the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”