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COPs Wiki 7 Ways to Think Differently Every time I pick up one of Looby's books, I'm intrigued by the title but a little dubious about whether the book itself is going to apply to me. This one was no different. "Thinking differently? I'm good at thinking differently. It's thinking the same as anyone else that's difficult..." "No-one's gonna tell me how to think, so no point reading that. But curiosity got the better of me in the end, and, as I'd been so wrong about her last book, People and Permaculture, I was rather hoping I'd be wrong about this one too. The first thing I noticed was the list of seven ways, which are: They all resonated with me perfectly, though I'd never analysed them enough to put them into words. As I continued reading, I found many wonderful eye-openers. "If you make a circle with your thumb and forefinger and hold that circle in front of you and look through it what do you see? On one level this was about accepting other people's viewpoints, and thus learning to see the 'wider picture'.
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What is sustainable development · Sustainable Development Commission "Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present, without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs." The concept of sustainable development can be interpreted in many different ways, but at its core is an approach to development that looks to balance different, and often competing, needs against an awareness of the environmental, social and economic limitations we face as a society. All too often, development is driven by one particular need, without fully considering the wider or future impacts. We are already seeing the damage this kind of approach can cause, from large-scale financial crises caused by irresponsible banking, to changes in global climate resulting from our dependence on fossil fuel-based energy sources. The longer we pursue unsustainable development, the more frequent and severe its consequences are likely to become, which is why we need to take action now. So is it all just about the environment? Not necessarily.