The Natural Step

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(www.naturalstep.org).  The Natural Step (TNS) is a non-profit environmental education organization working to build an ecologically and economically sustainable society.  TNS offers a framework that is based on science and serves as a compass for businesses. communities. academia. government entities and individuals working to redesign their activities to become more sustainable.  The Natural Step was founded in Sweden in 1989 by Dr. Karl-Henrik Roberts. who. with the help of 50 Swedish scientists. developed a consensus document (iterated 21 times) that describes the basic knowledge of the biosphere's functions. how society influences natural systems and how to change the situation into an attractive sustainable society.  Hundreds of municipalities. schools. organizations and businesses are using the framework of The Natural Step's "Four System Conditions" to develop a sustainable society.

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