Sustainability

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S U S T A I N A B I L I T Y

Dictionaries provide more than ten meanings for sustain, the main ones being to “maintain”, “support”, or “endure”. However, since the 1980s sustainability has been used more in the sense of human sustainability on planet Earth and this has resulted in the most widely quoted definition of sustainability and sustainable development:

“sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”

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E C O   F O O T P R I N T

What is an eco-footprint?  Select here to learn more…

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E N E R G Y

To understand our eco-footprint we need to measure how we consume resources and generate waste. We have now learned about the current major sources of energy we use in the United States to turn on our lights in our homes. Select here to learn more about this!