What is Sustainability?
Well, it’s in the name! Sustainability is the ability for something to sustain itself over time, to provide what is necessary for its continued existence. For example, if we are to remain a sustainable society, it would mean we are maintaining our current status, our current economic and social levels.
When it comes to the environment, we are asking how we can maintain a healthy environment with our continuing human activity? Emissions projections U.S. Energy Information Administration predict that we will likely continue to pollute at an exponentially increasing rate as the years go on. Perhaps this ever-growing use of resources is necessary to sustaining our current statuses, especially with our expanding populous and great technological advancements. One thing is for sure though, and that is that this way of life is certainly not conducive to maintaining the health of our surrounding environment. Thus, a sustainable lifestyle is one in which we maintain a steady impact on the environment, an impact small enough to allow both humans and nature to thrive into the future. Here are some ways you can work towards greener living: Student’s Corner.
Written by: Teddi Shapiro, Class of 2019
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