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financial capital) “includes tools and equipment, buildings, books, vehicles, and physical infrastructure such as
roads, bridges, pipes and power lines. This group also includes financial assets and access to credit and
insurance, which are essential components of household livelihood strategies and regional or national
Environmental capital “includes all environmental resources and processes that provide value to
people, such as food, fiber, clean air and water, energy and waste processing. It also includes non-renewable
resources, such as minerals, oil and coal.”
Sustainable strategies maintain all three types of capital through effective use, protection, and
diversification of assets vii. For example, among other things social sustainability means building and
preserving effective social institutions such as schools and hospitals that help provide an educated and healthy
workforce, using that workforce as a resource by providing jobs, and encouraging social interactions that build
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This note was uploaded on 01/08/2014 for the course SUST 510 taught by Professor Marker during the Fall '14 term at Black Hills State University.
- Fall '14