"...a more sustainable bioshpere--one which is ecologically sound, economically feasible, and socially just."
Jane Lubchenco, President, American Association for the Advancement of Science
"...development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs."
U.N. World Commission on Environment and Development, 1987
The word "sustainability" comes from "sustain," which means to keep in
existence or maintain...in this context, to maintain our quality of
life, our cililization, by preventing resources from becoming depleted.
Sustainable development refers to ways to maintain or improve the
quality of our lives withour reducing resources available to those in
other parts of the world, or to future generations.
Image is a sustainable landscape incorporating native plants at River Ridge Elementary School. Design by Rick Huffman of Earth Design