It is a privilege to have the opportunity to address the Citizens for a Greener planet on the occasion of this annual convention. Today, I would like to share with you my views and thoughts on the concept of sustainable development. I believe that the future sustainability of our planet will largely depend on the actions we take now. Let me first define what I mean by sustainable development. According to the United Nations, sustainable development is the development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.1 The increasing population has put immense pressure on the limited resources of the earth such as the land, water and other natural resources. For instance, forest is cut down in different parts of the world for agricultural purpose, human settlement and other activities. This has resulted in increased degradation of natural ecosystems and is eroding the life supporting systems that uphold human civilization.