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Monday, February 27, 2006

WHAT IS SUSTAINABILITY?

Sustainability is the skill to provide for the needs of the world's
current population without negatively influencing the ability of future
generations to provide for themselves.

Sustainability/sustainable development refers to doing something (e.g.
Mining, Farming, etc.) with the long term in mind. Today's decisions
are made with a consideration of sustaining our activities into the long
term future.

When a process is sustainable, it can be carried out over and over
without negative environmental effects or impossibly high costs to
anyone involved.

Anzio Abels
Biodiversity & Conservation Biology Department
University of the Western Cape
2429667@uwc.ac.za

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