Green Team: The Natural Step

What is the Natural Step?

  • A planning framework used to guide communities and organizations toward Sustainability
  • An underpinning philosophy to help people make decisions
  • A nongovernmental organization based in Sweden

Principles of the Natural Step

In a sustainable society nature is not subject to systematically increasing

      1. concentrations of substances extracted from the earth’s crust
      2. concentrations of substances produced by society
      3. degradation by physical means, and, in that society…
      4.  human needs are met worldwide

Learn more:

The Natural Step in 2 minutes (animation)


The Natural Step of Canada (free booklets)

The Natural Step USA