What is sustainability?

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As a definition..

Posted Mon 23rd May, 2011 @ 18:31 by Kiran Kaur

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where todays demands are met without compromising the enviroment, economy or social/culture for future generations 


Answered Mon 23rd May, 2011 @ 18:35 by Edward Pinches
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There are a variety of definitions ..

DEFRA, UK: 'Development which meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs ...'

US Department of Energy: '...developing the built environment while considering environmental, responsiveness, resource efficiency, and community sensitivity.'

Other: 'Actions and processes which minimise negative consequences for the environment and ecosystems and promote human wellbeing'

Take your pick!

Answered Mon 23rd May, 2011 @ 18:38 by Christopher Cartwright
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sustainable : able to be sustained for an indefinite period without damaging the environment, or without depleting a resource

Answered Mon 23rd May, 2011 @ 18:34 by Charlotte