Radical sustainability is not sustainable if any part of it is unsustainable. An economy can not be sustained if the underlying social structure is unsustainable. A social structure can not be sustained if the environment depends on it is unsustainable. Vice versa we find that in our modern day the environment can not be sustained unless proper economic and social practices are in place.

A radical sustainability viewpoint recognizes the need for ecological and social issues and the need for a solution. [1]

The radical sustainable philosophy addressed problems of sustainability through a bottom-up approach – a form of „grass roots“ sustainability.

Radical sustainability advocates and supports autonomous development, indigenous movements, women’s rights , social justice and green practices.


There are examples of radical sustainability Widespread Including open source ecology , rainwater harvesting (eg the projects by Brad Lancaster ) and the Bushmen Who live a life Where social and environmental aspects are completely Call intertwined.

See also

  • Interdependence
  • Green economy
  • Ecological economics
  • Eco-socialism


  1. Jump up^ Kellogg, S .; Pettigrew, S. (2008). Toolbox for sustainable city living . South end press, Massachusetts. ISBN  978-0896087804 .