By Jessica A. Luer
BFA Studio Artist and MBA of Sustainable Procurement
Sustainability is based on 3 fundamental pillars: environmental protection, economic viability, and social equity. Procurement, in sustainability’s terms, incorporates responsibility at one or many business levels on behalf of the planet’s physical health whilst maintaining an ethical image representing its working community.
The first pillar and most basic pillar is environmental protection. It covers the legal regulations and policies that are in direct impact and correlation with the planet’s physical health. Examples of said policies include pollution prevention/reduction, biodiversity sanctions (includes endangered and invasive wildlife), waste management, and ethical guides for the collection and disposal of both natural and unnatural resources.
Rosie Verde returns, alongside her new sisters Posie and Josie, with this message regarding the pillar:
‘Be mindful of what is being proposed and legally passed in your area. Environmental protection is very multi-faceted, and therefore has many points to cover so we may have rich earth, clean water, and fresh air.’