What is sustainability?





What is sustainability?
Sustainability is a concept that refers to the ability of humans to use resources responsibly and efficiently, while preserving the environment and natural resources for future generations. It is the study of how natural systems function, and how they can be maintained and protected while providing resources for humans. For example, sustainability looks at how we can produce food in a way that doesn’t deplete the soil or exhaust the water sources. It also looks at how we can provide housing and transportation in a way that doesn’t pollute the air or add to climate change. A helpful analogy to think of sustainability is a three-legged stool. The first leg is the environment, the second leg is the economy, and the third leg is social responsibility. All three of these legs must be supported in order for sustainability to be achieved. Here’s a fun fact: The concept of sustainability has been around for thousands of years, but the term was first used in the late 1800s.