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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What is Sustainability? Jill Savery, Sustainability and Sport
Jill Savery explains what sustainability means to her America's Cup team, emphasizing zero waste and carbon neutral objectives, and to sporting events now and into the future. She is the Head of Sustainability for the America's Cup Event Authority. Her professional experience includes supporting sporting organizations such as the United States Olympic Committee, the London 2012 Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games, the Chicago 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games bid team, the England 2018 FIFA World CupTM bid team, and several municipalities in the United States to embed sustainability into operations.
EarthSayers Keith Gilbert; Jill Savery
Consumer Awareness of Sustainability by People 4 Earth
Defining Sustainability - Business Insights by Dr. Karl-Henrick Robert
How to Save the World by Eero Paloheimo
What is Sustainability to Eastman Chemical Company?
The Demographic Transition Theory by Kim Smith
Definition of Sustainability by RealEyes
Nevada Trails with Garry Bowen
Waking Up to Sustainability by John Elkington
Individual Sustainability by McDearis and Pappas
Definition of Sustainable Innovation, Elementary Style by Dassault Systems
The Four Operational Principles of Sustainability by Karl-Henrik Robert
Sustainability 101: Exponential Growth by Dr. Albert Bartlett
The Natural Step and Sustainability Explained in Two Minutes
What is Just Sustainability by Julian Agyeman
What is Sustainability by Steve Cochran
Definition of Sustainability by Corporations by Christoph Lueneburger
Use of the Term, Sustainability by Larry Merculieff (Aleut)
The 3 Finger Test by Professor P
4 Principles to Win the Sustainability 'Game' by Alexandre Magnin
What's Your Vision for Sustainability by Nikos Avionas
What is Sustainability by Hunter Lovins
What Is Sustainability? by marine ecologist Dr. Stephen Palumbi