Sustainable Culture: The Three Fillars Of Sustainable Development Goals
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Sustainable Development Goals has various definitions. One of them is “improving the quality of human life while living within the carrying capacity of supporting ecosystems” by Caring for the Earth. The three pillars of sustainable development are economic, environmental and social. All of them have to work and balance together in order to fulfill human needs without undermining the resources available. However, the three pillars have been expanded by some authors by adding the 4th pillar, which is culture.
Culture as the extended pillar should be considered as a core pillar along with economic, environmental and social. This is because the value of culture itself, expanding from shaping people’s behavior and social systems to shaping how the environment is viewed and lived in. It created the meaning of the world itself as we grow within the culture around us that can’t be separated from our lives. Culture is often understood as a way of life, or a signifying system through which a social order is produced, experienced, explored, and communicated, carrying the belief systems on particular culture that shape the human interaction with the environment. However, beyond to the common definition, culture could act as a basis for…show more content… Within this framework, communication plays a strategic and fundamental role contributing to the interplay of the different development factors, improving the sharing of knowledge and information as well as the active participation of all concerned (World Congress on Communication for Development, 2006). In this digital era, communication technology is used as an important tool used to deliver our views and values—which formed knowledge—of our