You can turn nature to your advantage.
I now define sustainability as “action in harmony with nature.” This definition of sustainability I use in forming policy and procedure in running my business. I attempt to integrate sustainability into the core of my business, and to a certain extent into my life.
I consider that for every challenge a solution is found in nature. All action can incorporate nature in the solution. I offer an example of a challenge that farmers face with wild elephants who destroy home, crop and life. The usual solution against an elephant that is destroying life, employment and home is to shoot it dead.
The sustainable solution is find an answer in nature that allows an elephant its life but protects the farmer from a rampaging elephant. An article here provides an amazing solution – bees. A series of fences with bee hives attached protects the farmer from elephants, who not only dislike going near bees but warn their fellows to keep away too. In addition the hives increase insect-pollinated crops by 30% yield and provide honey for the farmers to sell. The sustainable solution fits the definition “action in harmony with nature”; it is a win-win solution for everyone.