There is a balance -- or should be -- between what people consume and what they sustain in all aspects of their daily lives. But that is often not the case. In a follow-up to a 2006 article on environmentally friendly business practices, the Info Advisor's Guide staff, with help from Mary L. Walsh, produced "The Sustainable Business 2015." It presents a succinct definition of sustainability that helps to explain its goal within a business environment: "protecting natural resources, supporting human welfare, and creating economic development by which communities can become healthy, safe, and vital places to live and do business." Barbara W. Burton asks this intriguing question at the outset of her Online Searcher article, "Managing Information as a Consumer Product": What people might learn by considering information as if it were a product to be consumed much as they consume other products every day.
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