Friday, January 18, 2008

Resource: ASU, Sustainability Defined

It occurs to me that the term "sustainability" may to new to many people. For many Latter-Day Saints, the term might bring to mind the process of raising your hand in sacrament meeting to support someone receiving a new calling. However, for purposes of this blog, sustainability means something very different than raising your hand in church meetings.

The School of Sustainability at Arizona State University has a web page with definitions for "sustainability".

Here is just one of the definitions from the ASU web page:

"A sustainable society considers the interconnectedness of environmental, economic, and social systems; reconciles the planet's environmental needs with development needs over the long term; and avoids irreversible commitments that constrain future generations."

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