This is one of the most popular search questions about sustainability on the Web.
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.” The soul of sustainability is our interconnectedness of Mother Earth and her children through to the next seven generations.
Curated by mokiethecat
Individual Sustainability by McDearis and Pappas
An important context missing from most discussions of sustainability, especially within academia (or society in general), is individual sustainability. Living a sustainable lifestyle includes creating harmony, interconnection, and relatively high levels of awareness in one's values, thoughts, and behaviors, as well as maintaining an increasing control over one's physical, emotional, social, philosophical, environmental, and intellectual life. The general skills that lead to individual sustainability are awareness, motivation, and the ability to engage in intentional self-development. As well, individual sustainability includes possessing a well-developed and demonstrated value system that acknowledges the interconnectedness of all global biological systems and our appropriate place in the Natural World. ©2013 Published on Oct 5, 2013 Kat McDearis and Eric Pappas produced this presentation.
EarthSayers Kat McDearis; Eric Pappas
Definition of Sustainability by Corporations by Christoph Lueneburger
The 3 Finger Test by Professor P
What is Sustainability to Eastman Chemical Company?
Spreading Sustainability: Denmark
What is Sustainability? Jill Savery, Sustainability and Sport
What's Your Vision for Sustainability by Nikos Avionas
From Trend to Practice: CSR & Sustainability Become Business as Usual
4 Principles to Win the Sustainability 'Game' by Alexandre Magnin
How to Save the World by Eero Paloheimo
Definition of Sustainability by RealEyes
Sustainability 101: Exponential Growth by Dr. Albert Bartlett
Nevada Trails with Garry Bowen
Defining Sustainability - Business Insights by Dr. Karl-Henrick Robert
The Four Operational Principles of Sustainability by Karl-Henrik Robert
The Natural Step and Sustainability Explained in Two Minutes
Waking Up to Sustainability by John Elkington
What is Just Sustainability by Julian Agyeman
The Demographic Transition Theory by Kim Smith
Sustainability Reporting with the GRI Standards
What is Sustainability by Hunter Lovins
Definition of Sustainable Innovation, Elementary Style by Dassault Systems
What Does Sustainability Mean? by Sustainable Human