Sustainability begins at home – moving into best practice

Personal and societal values are an important factor in understanding and moving toward sustainability. The organic movement often expresses its values in terms of the IFOAM Principles of Organic Agriculture, which address not only ecological and health concerns, but also the social interactions and organizing activities that bind people and communities together. The Principles, when grounded in action, can be expressed as a set of best practices, which span a full spectrum of complementary Sustainability Dimensions, which comprise societal, ecological, economic, cultural, and communication aspects. Best Practice overall means holistically addressing all of these Dimensions in the most relevant way for each context and actor.


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Published: 22nd January 2013
Author: David Gould