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January 16, 2012

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

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.

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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