By understanding the connections of Bawaka Yolnju, one can acquire a greater understanding of sustainability. In Yolnju Law, according to which throughout Rome, there are deep connections between everything, i.e., stars, sunsets, rocks, songs, rain, clouds, sand dunes, plants, animals, and people. Everything is weaved together through relations to maintain significant balance. In addition, these relations come with certain responsibilities and obligations.
As per the Dhuwa and Yirritja moieties, people, economy and environment are dependent upon each other. For example, where the food we eat comes from and where all of the food waste goes. Another example is the usage of palm oil in your shampoo or soap originated from African wars. Some of the sustainability issues faced are the maintenance of ecology, poverty, loss of biodiversity, and climate change.
In the past, issues were countered through different approaches, such as determinism, rationalism, dualism, objectivism, narrow boundaries, atomism, cause-effect, reductionism, analysis, and problem-solving. However, new sustainability issues cannot be countered by these classical approaches. For example, the uncertainties and turbulence of environments. Some new approaches to such issues can be looking at all of the initial impacts, being more aware of the concerned boundaries, balancing the intellect through intuition along with non-rational methods of aesthetic and spiritual knowing. In addition, we can also prefer the two-ways of thinking, one comprising of holism, synthesis, reframing/appreciation and etc. and the other comprising of reductionism, analysis, problem-solving, and etc.