To reduce, and eventually eliminate Whistler's contribution
to ongoing build-up of substances taken from the earth's crust.
This is not to say we can’t or shouldn’t ever use materials
extracted from the earth’s crust. Scientists agree that ongoing
increases of these substances in natural systems will eventually
reach critical thresholds – currently unknown – at which point
irreversible impacts on human health and the environment will
occur. Given this fact, the first Sustainability
Objective suggests that we can’t extract more stuff
from the earth’s crust, more rapidly than can be replaced,
recreated or absorbed.