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Sustainability Studies: Home

This guide provides information on sustainability and locating information on sustainability.

How This Guide Is Organized

This guide was created around the three pillars of sustainability:  people, profits, and the planet.  Use the tabs above to navigate through the guide.

A Definition of Sustainability

The Oxford English Dictionary defines sustainability as "The property of being environmentally sustainable; the degree to which a process or enterprise is able to be maintained or continued while avoiding the long-term depletion of natural resources."

Other Descriptive Words to Keep in Mind

Other terms to consider while researching sustainability issues:

  • renewable
  • green
  • maintainable
  • environmental
  • biodiversity
  • eco-friendly


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