#1 WHAT IS SUSTAINABILITY AND WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?

 

 

Sustainability can be defined in many ways:

“Meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs” – Gro Harlem Bruntland

Ensuring that we leave our environment no worse than we found it (and if possible, better)

“To pursue sustainability is to create and maintain the conditions under which humans and nature can exist in productive harmony to support present and future generations” – US EPA

“Business sustainability is often defined as managing the triple bottom line – a process by which companies manage their financial, social and environmental risks, obligations and opportunities. These three impacts are sometimes referred to as profits, people and planet” – Financial Times

 

MATERIALS:

Visualizing Sustainability

Sustainability Easily Explained

 

Here are some additional resources defining sustainability: Definition from the Environmental Protection Agency

 

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