The only way a real society can operate, period, is in a steady-state economy meaning you don't have the mechanism of constantly needing to do anything other than being sustainable in your everyday living, and having society recognize the attributes of sustainability which are required.
We require resources at the bare minimum.
We require food, water, etc., as we all know.
"We have places for great wind energy here."
"How do we utilize the resources in the most efficient way?"
Zeitgeist Moving Forward: The Transition Begins
TZM - Response To Occupy Wallstreet
I Am An Agent & Victim Of A Culture In Decline
The Zeitgeist Movement, is seeking to alter the current cultural climate, if you will, into something that can be considered as actually sustainable for not just one nation or class but all the world's people.