Sustainability is the ability to be upheld, or the quality of being aware and protective of the natural resources and environment during economic and population growth.
Facts About Sustainability
- The ultimate goal of sustainability is to achieve harmony with the environment, so that fewer resources are consumed than are being created.
- Sustainability seeks to use less resources or restore those that we have used.
- Awareness of sustainability allows us to maintain a level of consumption that allows for natural resources to last for future generations.
- An example of sustainability is a law that can remain in place for decades and decades.
- An example of sustainability is the conservation of energy by turning off lights when leaving a room.
(countable and uncountable, plural sustainabilities)
- The ability to sustain something.
- (ecology) A means of configuring civilization and human activity so that society, its members and its economies are able to meet their needs and express their greatest potential in the present, while preserving biodiversity and natural ecosystems, planning and acting for the ability to maintain these ideals for future generations.
Variant of sustainable
- capable of being sustained
- designating, of, or characterized by a practice that sustains a given condition, as economic growth or a human population, without destroying or depleting natural resources, polluting the environment, etc.: sustainable agriculture
- governed or maintained by, or produced as a result of, such practices: sustainable growth