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Asian Development Bank (2018). Strategy 2030: Achieving a Prosperous, Inclusive, Resilient, and Sustainable Asia and the Pacific. Mandaluyong City https://www.adb.org/sites/default/files/ institutional-document/435391/strategy-2030-main-document.pdf
In conclusion, the authors have provided the much-needed insight into the three main dimensions (economic, social and environmental) and how their congruency is of importance to achieving a sustainable living. The economic dimension; mainly involved in producing, distributing and consuming wealth is majorly given an upper hand in most societies. It proves beneficial in monetary terms but this proves to be at the expense of the environmental dimension in the long run. The social dimension on the other hand associate’s communities and considers the importance of improving human living standards. This dimension more often than not, relies on the environmental dimension. There should be a mutual relationship between the two if community welfare is to be emphasized. The most important of dimension, the environmental dimension provides the integrity and preservation of ecosystem. It serves as the motherboard on which the rest of the dimensions thrive on. If its strong and healthy, the rest are likely to benefit too. It`s because of this importance that numerous efforts, amendments and declarations should be put in place to safeguard it. This article is useful as the authors clearly consider all the values to develop awareness of the sustainability concept.

G. Casimirri, (2003) Problems with integrating traditional ecological knowledge into contemporary resource management. http://www.fao.org/3/XII/0887-A3.htm
Various scenarios have been incorporated as far as the Waterton minicase study is concerned. They were evidently put based on human perceptions and values to gear towards sustainability. In my opinion the relevant ones were; The Aboriginal Interpretation and Parks Canada. The relevancy of the local Aboriginal community sets in due to the holistic view of that particular park. Their connectedness to the land makes their culture favor the environmental values. In contrast to the Ranchers’ ideas; which would have done more harm. Nevertheless, the Municipal districts’ suggestion to put up vacation homes would bring short-term gain to the economic value while having a long-term side effect to the environmental dimension. The Parks Canada, mandate analyzed from the sustainability triad view, was to be a solution provider if it had gotten the chance to be implemented fully as it would help achieve consistency. Contrary to the expectation of bringing ecological integrity; it resulted in human-environment conflict hence failure. The issue of diversity in basic human values is evident here due to difficulty in finding common ground. Situations therefore, should be analyzed using the triad in seeking permanent and congruent solutions.

Irene M.H and Ronine E.R, Developing Awareness of the Sustainability Concept. The Journal of the Environmental Education, 2002, Vol. 34, No.1, 16-20.
This journal attempts to define the role of education systems offered in various learning centers in sustaining the environment. It more so advocates for full understanding, recognition and implementation of the concept of sustainability. A sustainability triad is therefore put forth to explain the connection of economic values, social values and environmental values in a common ground. Sustainability domain is an area where all this value overlap and operate in harmony. The triad is of great importance since new behavioural patterns are developed in regards to sustainable living. Moreover, this concepts sheds light on challenges that might arise from the three connected aspects and how to seek solutions concerning them. Much attention is also paid on improving environmental education provided to learners. The educators have an immense role on developing and providing content that will steer toward molding good environmental citizens. Integration of environmental content in the school curriculum creates a wider scope of awareness concerning the concept. The three contributing aspects can be analyzed on the basis of congruency or conflict perspective. This state therefore leads to a sound argument on the available parts of the present social, economic and environmental factors.

Karine Tremblay, Diane Lalancette, Deborah Roseveare (2012) Feasibility Study Report. Design and Implementation Vol 1:, pp 27-28
The authors comprehensively put forth their key ideas in this article by outlining the roles to be played by the two most active parties. The parties involved are to implement a project that supports all the three dimensions over a long term period. These are the educators and the students whereby the latter are to be environmentally responsible citizens. There is dire need first, for education programs that would bring forth literate graduates in matters environment. They cite different declarations that had initially been put in place to achieve the aforementioned; but never saw the light of implementation. The institutions are challenged to put such declarations into consideration if the goal is to be achieved. A sustainability triad is to be used as a classroom tool. The thought behind this is to build students’ knowledge on identifying the unsustainable practices and why they`re not viable. They then plan the way forward in moving them to sustainability point. Study methods suggested are investigation and discussion as this develops just the right attitude necessary for personal environmental ethic per learner. Triad is advantageously flexible and hence the learnt skills are likely to be applied. The authors also champion for a more developed curriculum to be integrated to school programs rather than an ambiguous one.

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