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Sustainability vs. Population: The Constant Battle

Cassandra P Essay Submission –1st Place Winner.

Paul Hawken once said, “At present we are stealing the future, selling it in the present, and calling it gross domestic product” (Growth Busters, 2015). These wise words describe the current battle with population gain and sustainability and show the dominant focus on economic growth more than sustainability.

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A Sustainable Population for Simcoe County

Olivia M. Essay Submission – 2nd Place Winner.

Simcoe County is a unique place. Formerly a rural farming area that has succumbed to a population boom due to rapid urban sprawl from the greater Toronto area, this county is facing never before seen challenges.

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What is a Sustainable Population for Simcoe County?

Leticia L. Essay Submission – 3rd Place Winner.

A haven to vast forests, far-reaching farmlands, and surging rivers, Simcoe County is engulfed by its wide range of resources. It is a distinct region that is notable for its agricultural and urban practices.

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Growth Busters

Over the past decade, many viewers have implored Dave Gardner to make his groundbreaking documentary, GrowthBusters: Hooked on Growth free, because everyone needs to see it. I think it’s time we do that. Let’s flip the switch on the film’s tenth anniversary to make it free to the public.

Link - https://fundrazr.com/growthbustersmovie?ref=ab_A5IFcP5BqvfA5IFcP5Bqvf 

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Sustainability 101

By David J. Hawke Draft v3: 14 October 2021

Sustainable development: development which meets the needs of current generations without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs” (WCED, 1987).

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Connect the Dots

Our society faces myriad long-term environmental, social and economic problems.

Although the mainstream media do recognize that many of them exist, they never discuss their fundamental causes and consequently, we continue to drift in an information vacuum as these problems progressively worsen.

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