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Sustainability

What is Sustainability?

Sustainability is not a new word for environmentalism. Sustainability is not a goal or a state of being. It is a recognition and a process.

"Meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs." — Our Common Future, 1987

"A dynamic process which enables all people to realize their potential and to improve their quality of life in ways that simultaneously protect and enhance the Earth's life supports systems." — Forum for the Future, 2008

Whatever definition we choose, it is important to remember that