This is one of the most popular search questions about sustainability on the Web.
Globally there are over one million/month searches with 450,000 of them from the United States. There is no one definition although a popular one cited is the Brundtland Commission of the United Nations of March 20, 1987: “sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” As Wikipedia reports, "At the 2005 World Summit it was noted that this requires the reconciliation of environmental, social and economic demands - the "three pillars" of sustainability. Here on EarthSayers
we express these three pillars as planet, people, and prosperity. We created a taxonomy or content map for the concept which you can use to find information and better understand the concept.
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The Demographic Transition Theory by Kim Smith
Published on May 27, 2016
Portland Community College Sociology Instructor Kim Smith explains the complexities of the Demographic Transition Theory, along with its risks and policy implications.
EarthSayer Kim Smith
Nevada Trails with Garry Bowen
What is Sustainability by Hunter Lovins
Defining Sustainability - Business Insights by Dr. Karl-Henrick Robert
Waking Up to Sustainability by John Elkington
Definition of Sustainable Innovation, Elementary Style by Dassault Systems
Individual Sustainability by McDearis and Pappas
The Natural Step and Sustainability Explained in Two Minutes
How to Save the World by Eero Paloheimo
What's Your Vision for Sustainability by Nikos Avionas
Sustainability Reporting with the GRI Standards
What is Just Sustainability by Julian Agyeman
What is Sustainability to Eastman Chemical Company?
The 3 Finger Test by Professor P
The Four Operational Principles of Sustainability by Karl-Henrik Robert
What Is Sustainability? by marine ecologist Dr. Stephen Palumbi
Definition of Sustainability by Corporations by Christoph Lueneburger
Consumer Awareness of Sustainability by People 4 Earth
Definition of Sustainability by RealEyes
What is Sustainability? Jill Savery, Sustainability and Sport
Sustainability 101: Exponential Growth by Dr. Albert Bartlett
4 Principles to Win the Sustainability 'Game' by Alexandre Magnin
Use of the Term, Sustainability by Larry Merculieff (Aleut)
What is Sustainability by Steve Cochran