What is Sustainability? The 2-Minute Answer. {Video}

Via on Jan 16, 2012

Sustainability means things can keep going. Can sustain themselves. Can continue into the future and go on forever.

From a human perspective, sustainability for our planet means it can continue to do what it was designed to do: provide clean water, clean air, produce safe food and allow us all to have a high quality of life forever.

Unsustainability means it cannot. And that is where we are now.

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sus·tain·a·bil·i·ty /səˌsteɪnəˈbɪlɪti/ [suh-stey-nuh-bil-i-tee] noun

  1. the ability to be sustained, supported, upheld, or confirmed.
  2. Environmental Science . the quality of not being harmful to the environment or depleting natural resources, and thereby supporting long-term ecological balance: The committee is developing sustainability standards for products that use energy.

Originally posted on my blog, I Count for myEARTH.

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Lynn Hasselberger lives in Chicagoland with her son, husband and two cats. She loves sunrises, running, yoga, chocolate, and NYR, and has a voracious appetite for comedy. In her spare time, she blogs at myEARTH360.com and LynnHasselberger.com. A "Green Diva" and social media addict, you'll most likely find Lynn on twitter (@LynnHasselbrgr & @myEARTH360) and facebook. She hopes to make the world a better place, have more fun, re-develop her math skills and overcome her fear of public speaking. Like her writing? Subscribe to her posts.

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One Response to “What is Sustainability? The 2-Minute Answer. {Video}”

  1. Jill Barth Jill Barth says:

    Thanks Lynn!

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