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As a definition..
where todays demands are met without compromising the enviroment, economy or social/culture for future generations
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!
sustainable : able to be sustained for an indefinite period without damaging the environment, or without depleting a resource