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What Is Sustainability?

This video provides a basic definition of sustainability.You’ve probably heard the term “sustainability” in some context or another. It is likely that you’ve used some product or service that was labeled as sustainable, or perhaps you are aware of a campus or civic organization that focuses on sustainability. You may recognize that sustainability has to do with preserving or maintaining resources—we often associate sustainability with things like recycling, using renewable energy sources like solar and wind power, and preserving natural spaces like rainforests and coral reefs. However, unless you have an inherent interest in sustainability, you probably haven’t thought much about what the term actually means. Simply put, sustainability is the capacity to endure or continue. If a product or activity is sustainable, it can be reused, recycled, or repeated in some way because it has not exhausted all of the resources or energy required to create it. Sustainability can be broadly defined as the ability of something to maintain itself. Biological systems such as wetlands or forests are good examples of sustainability since they remain diverse and productive over long periods of time. Seen in this way, sustainability has to do with preserving resources and energy over the long term rather than exhausting them quickly to meet short-term needs or goals.The term sustainability first appeared in forestry studies in Germany in the 1800s, when forest overseers began to manage timber harvesting for continued use as a resource. In 1804, German forestry researcher Georg Hartig described sustainability as “utilizing forests to the greatest possible extent, but still in a way that future generations will have as much benefit as the living generation” (Schmutzenhofer 1992). While our current definitions are quite different and much expandedfrom Hartig’s, sustainability still accounts for the need to preserve natural spaces, to use resources wisely, and to maintain them in an equitable manner for all human beings, both now and in the future. Sustainability seeks new ways of addressing the relationship between societal growth and environmental degradation, which would allow human societies and economies to grow without destroying or overexploiting the environment or ecosystems in which those societies exist. The most widely quoted definition of sustainability comes from the Brundtland Commission of the United Nations in 1987, which defined sustainability as meeting “the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”But sustainability is about more than just the economic benefits of recycling materials and resources.While the economic factors are important, sustainability also accounts for the social and environmental consequences of human activity. This concept is referred to as the “three pillars of sustainability,” which asserts that true sustainability depends upon three interlocking factors: environmental preservation, social equity, and economic viability. First, sustainable human activities must protect the earth’s environment. Second, people and communities must be treated fairly and equally—particularly in regard to eradicating global poverty and the environmental exploitation of poor countries and communities.And third, sustainability must be economically feasible—human development depends upon the long-term production, use, and management of resources as part of a global economy. Only when all three of these pillars are incorporated can an activity or enterprise be described as sustainable. Some describe this three-part model as: Planet, People and Profit.From pollution, to resource depletion, to loss of biodiversity, to climate change, a growing human footprint is evident. This is not sustainable. We need to act differently if the world and its human and non-human inhabitants are to thrive in the future. Sustainability is about how we can preserve the earth and ensure the continued survival and nourishment of future generations. You and everyone you know will be affected in some way by the choices our society makes in the future regarding the earth and its resources.In fact, your very life may well depend upon those choices. For more information about sustainability, see: video is available under a Creative Commons Attribution license.

Demrey Mcloud

I have the dude perfect game it's awesome

Lukas Wolff

He looks a Little bit like John cena

At 4:15 He Fly after laying an Egg


for the L4D2 reference, isn't there a hidden portal hidden level which is why the song is in there?

Skartor34 Quarries

ого сталкер даже


Those double z’s in stilazzi are pronounced the same way as pizza, or an even better example would be paparazzi. It sounds Italian. Love your videos 🥰


Playing fifa on a baseball field?

Teniola Odutusin


Raphael Pulgar

"You're the best looking guy here"

"WTF is that!!!!!"

Shimon Kindred

awesome video and this was the first dude perfect video I ever watch.

Rave Rantz

Feeling the same thing here...

jacob Winebrinner

, so unfair he should not have won😡😡😡

Emerald Instincts

Saved? What why It’s like you don’t like gay people

cabbage queen

this is to relatable...my parents argued so much and alot of things happend. I now cant look at sharpeners without breaking down...if you know you know


wow takes skill and alot of luck to do that! bet they had to take alot of takes to film this 19 sec vid.


Dude I wish Paul Rudd won

Richie Davis


James Fackrell

is it just me that sees hes carrying a gun

Sports Amazing

Basketball edition

vinicius bezerra

como você conseguiu filmar algumas cenas onde os personagens não vão. como o do mapa stormfront

Lol Sorry bout this but it made me kinda mad that she had to clarify that.

Feminism is a Cancerous Mental Illness

if god gave me a wish it may be to kill allllllll the marketers... Siblings: 18:18


Moral Orel 2005 - 2008

CSD Jacky

the words on the sign:

Larry Bird

2019 Rewatching

Victoria Johnson

Hey isn't ESPN reporting on tasteless Raptors fans.😏They have been lewd, petty and mean. And been pimped by those Warriors haters Max and Jalen.

Rick S

"shoved"? Looked more like trying to keep him off that lady between them

Vasant Patel


Chris Alves

the next sport you should do soccer

FricketyFruckity HitMeWithATruckity

Poor Garrett

Vaughn Lee

Nice belly flop Garrett

martin penner


Frank Concemi

He caught a hot pocket! Hahahahaha

Toxic _101

Oh it's a prequel to pacman nice

James Taylor

You should do one were you throw something and then it hits something else that's flying and then it goes into a cup

Slime City ASMR

This song if fire

Oh yeah



The Great Wall of china

Kacie ‘n’ Cats


ѧɞɞʏ Mıʟʟєя

teachers can be extremely impactive because we are with them for most of the day

hamza umair

them peoples are rich

Gabriela Escobar

Wait is this real

cierria Zeller

Dude i dont even know how to build a foam arch. How am i supposed to be able to show him this??? I can try but i dont know if itd work.

Peña Lisy

Así es que uno sufre 😔

Nanda Odi




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