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.
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What Is Sustainability? by marine ecologist Dr. Stephen Palumbi
A discussion of sustainability and its meaning by marine ecologist and conservationist, Dr. Stephen Palumbi. In 2002, Professor Palumbi moved his laboratory from Harvard University to Stanford University's Hopkins Marine Station, where he is now the Director of the station.
Ecosystems remain productive when used sustainably. Sustainable ecosystems are able to continually create resources without eroding the health of the ecosystem. Taking resources faster than they are made, or when their destruction exceeds regrowth, decays ecosystem health and makes it less productive. Several elements interact to determine ecosystem sustainablity.
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