“First, What do we mean by sustainability?…On the simplest level, then, let me propose that something is sustainable if [it] can safely remain in its present state or maintain its present course indefinitely. Thus, a sustainable society might be one that is experiencing positive social, cultural, and economic change — ie. development — that does not degrade the ecosystems upon which that society is dependent.”William E. Rees, teacher at the School of Community and Regional Planning, University of British Columbia.
YXE Green Strategy
The “modern high-income cities have become ravenous predators on the global hinterland…The average [international] human ecological footprint is 2.2 hectares, but there are only 1.7 hectares of truly productive land and water ecosystems remaining per person on Earth….It turns out that the residents of the world’s richest cities require the life support services of five to ten hectares (twelve to twenty five acres) of global average productive ecosystem per capita, compared to the half hectare demanded by the poorest of the poor….” William E. Rees.
“This generation may either be the last to exist in any semblance of a civilised world or that it will be the first to have the vision, the bearing and the greatness to say, ‘I will have nothing to do with this destruction of life, I will play no part in this devastation of the land, I am determined to live and…today it is the duty of every thinking being to live, and to serve not only his own day and generation, but also generations unborn by helping to restore and maintain the green glory of the forests of the earth.” Richard St. Barbe Baker
Rees, William E. Cities are not sustainable environments. Green Cities. Ronald D. Landford, Jr., Editor. Greenhaven press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning. ISBN 978-0-7377-5152-9 Farmington Hills, MI. 2007
For directions as to how to drive to “George Genereux” Urban Regional Park
For directions on how to drive to Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area
For more information:
Blairmore Sector Plan Report; planning for the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area, George Genereux Urban Regional Park and West Swale and areas around them inside of Saskatoon city limits
P4G Saskatoon North Partnership for Growth The P4G consists of the Cities of Saskatoon, Warman, and Martensville, the Town of Osler and the Rural Municipality of Corman Park; planning for areas around the afforestation area and West Swale outside of Saskatoon city limits
Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area is located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada north of Cedar Villa Road, within city limits, in the furthest south west area of the city. 52° 06′ 106° 45′
Part SE 23-36-6 – Afforestation Area – 241 Township Road 362-A
Part SE 23-36-6 – SW Off-Leash Recreation Area (Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area ) – 355 Township Road 362-A
S ½ 22-36-6 Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area (West of SW OLRA) – 467 Township Road 362-A
NE 21-36-6 “George Genereux” Afforestation Area – 133 Range Road 3063
Wikimapia Map: type in Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area
Google Maps South West Off Leash area location pin at parking lot
Web page: https://stbarbebaker.wordpress.com
Where is the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area? with map
Where is the George Genereux Urban Regional Park (Afforestation Area)? with map
Facebook Group Page: Users of the George Genereux Urban Regional Park
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“St. Barbe’s unique capacity to pass on his enthusiasm to others. . . Many foresters all over the world found their vocations as a result of hearing ‘The Man of the Trees’ speak. I certainly did, but his impact has been much wider than that. Through his global lecture tours, St. Barbe has made millions of people aware of the importance of trees and forests to our planet.” Allan Grainger
“The science of forestry arose from the recognition of a universal need. It embodies the spirit of service to mankind in attempting to provide a means of supplying forever a necessity of life and, in addition, ministering to man’s aesthetic tastes and recreational interests. Besides, the spiritual side of human nature needs the refreshing inspiration which comes from trees and woodlands. If a nation saves its trees, the trees will save the nation. And nations as well as tribes may be brought together in this great movement, based on the ideal of beautifying the world by the cultivation of one of God’s loveliest creatures – the tree.” ~ Richard St. Barbe Baker.
2 thoughts on “Sustainability”
“…upon which that society is dependent.” I think this is important. It doesn’t mean that we must stop farming and agriculture. But it does mean that we must make certain that when we extract value from the land we must put equal value back. We don’t cut down a tree and destroy the habitat of the birds and animals and insects without first making sure we have replace their habitat. And you don’t cut dow a mature old growth forest and replace it with a forest of seedlings. I could go on, but I won’t.
That is very true