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What is Sustainability?
The definition varies. One working definition is the integration of economic prosperity, environmental health and social equity into viable systems which will function effectively in our common future.
The Sustainable Resource Center is a resource for graduate students and members of the community interested in sustainability. Sustainability is about meeting the needs of the current population without compromising the welfare of future generations. One main concern is the development of renewable energy sources and the need to move away from reliance on petroleum. But sustainability is not just about energy- it is about our businesses, our food, our housing, our communities. It is a growing worldwide field that is complex and diverse.
That diversity is reflected in the members of this list. There are students from Anderson, the Law School, and the school of public affairs. Students in math, computer science and engineering, students from the film school, and a broad range of other disciplines. The Resource Center helps make connections across the University and across different sectors.
Sustainability is about making connections, thinking in systems. It is about understanding the connection between the soil, the farmer, the distributor, the restaurant
and the food. Understanding the interdependence of industries and forests, workers and watersheds. It is about understanding the global implications of local actions, and the effect on communities and individuals of national and international policies.
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