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What is Sustainability?
Sustainability is based on a simple principle: Everything that we need for our survival and well-being depends, either directly or indirectly, on our natural environment. Sustainability creates and maintains the conditions under which humans and nature can exist in productive harmony, that permit fulfilling the social, economic and other requirements of present and future generations.
Sustainability is important to making sure that we have and will continue to have the water, materials, and resources to protect human health and our environment.
(United States Environmental Protection Agency, n.d.)
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Provides information on pollution; major ecosystems and threats they face; green building and transportation principles; green issues in food production and consumption; and room-by-room explorations of green practices at home.
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Though we have been working towards a more sustainable City for many years, the Sustainability Division (SD) was formed in 2012 to consolidate resources around this goal. Its charge is to promote, encourage, facilitate and implement environmental, economic and socially responsible practices such as conservation, efficiency, preservation, preparedness, and systemic thinking within City operations and in the larger community.
From 1993 to 2014, Sustainable Measures provided a wide variety of consulting services to help governments, businesses and non-profits find appropriate, practical ways to contribute to the overall sustainability of their communities.
EPA efforts in the area of sustainability practices and approaches include labeling green products and promoting green chemistry and engineering, managing materials rather than creating waste, using green infrastructure to manage storm water runoff, and supporting the sustainable design of communities.
Encouraging students to engage in the challenges and complexity of sustainability, this text considers not only the theories underlying sustainability, but more importantly how theories are translated into practice and the difficulties of achieving this in the world in which we live.
The pursuit of sustainability has generated lifestyle changes for individuals across the globe, widespread initiatives within civil society and business, historic policies for municipal, regional, and national governments, and crucial protocols and agreements by international organizations.
The City's plan will enable the City to manage greenhouse emission reductions, establish a comprehensive plan for allocating Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant funds, embark on a coordinated effort to conserve natural resources.
America’s security is closely intertwined with its energy use. A wisely planned sustainability policy that addresses issues of economy, conservation, and future viability will allow the United States to move toward a safer and more secure future.
Can the people of Earth continue to meet their needs and advance in areas such as technology while maintaining the planet's life support system?
What does “going green” mean, and how does it help the environment?
How does saving paper products through the utilization of computers and the internet affect the environment?
How do emissions and fumes from things such as air conditioners and automobiles affect human health?
How are some containers and packaging friendlier to the environment?
What is sustainable design and how can it be used in everyday life?
What is the difference between sustainable items and recyclable items?
How does green computing and other means of technological sustainability affect the environment?
What is regeneration harvesting and how does it compare to deforestation?
How is culture considered an important aspect of sustainable development in indigenous cultures?
What are the advantages of gasification in terms of sustainability?
How can corporations and industries utilize sustainable development in order to protect nature while serving their needs?
What sort of chemicals and toxins are released by air conditioning units and automobiles, and what sort of respiratory issues do they cause in humans?
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