10 Jun, 2012
There are many different approaches to sustainability: through agriculture, ecology and energy, to name just a few. But Dr. Hans Herren, a 30-plus-year veteran expert in sustainability, has found that the best approach is not through these disparate channels individually, but through all of
“In agriculture, for example, you realize how everything is connected to everything else,” Herren explained to Organic Connections. “An ecosystem uses people, water and nutrients. It provides carbon sequestration—basically it provides a lot of ecosystem services. Agriculture is multifunctional because it produces food; it produces clean water for cities and maintains biodiversity.