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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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