Synergy- The interaction of elements that when combined produce a total effect that is greater than the sum of the individual elements, contributions
"For me, sustainability is about evolution, it is about collective cooperation where the process is the driver, not results. Results are important, of course, but ultimately to "sustain" something, we must invest in the process, because it is the process that will create the mechanisms and support to continue to stimulate this evolution"
"Sustainability is about generating a dynamic balance between biophysical and human systems that can be sustained to meet basic needs now without sacrificing the resources of future generations. It is not just about the environment, but about how human systems interact with the biophysical environment. The core principles in establishing this balance are: community, self-reliance, resilience, system efficiency, and cyclical replenishment"