2 theories for its peoples" demise o o. Theory 1: people caused their own demise with deforestation. Theory 2: europeans caused the demise with the introduction of rats that fed on the natural fruit of the island"s trees, leading to deforestation. Most isolated land to be inhabited o. Why was it successful: no predators o. 1. sustainable society doesn"t use resources/ produce waste faster than they"re being produced by the environment. 2. decisions promoting sustainability are made in the context of knowing that society is part of a larger environment/world. 3. first two principles must be meshed w/ principles already governing international relations & relationships between genders/generations a. 2. there must be social incentives for acting sustainable & punishments for not doing so a. Principle 1: depletion & degradation of resources. Flint: city wanted to save $ on water and got it from a source that corroded pipes and caused lead poisoning in its inhabitants o.