Sustainability happens when we take less from nature than nature can comfortably provide.
The UN World Commission on Environment and Development said: “Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”
The US EPA also states it elegantly: “Sustainability is based on a simple principle: Everything that we need for our survival and well-being depends, either directly or indirectly, on our natural environment. To pursue sustainability is to create and maintain the conditions under which humans and nature can exist in productive harmony to support present and future generations.”
The UN 17 Sustainable Development Goals make a great framework for taking action across multiple areas simultaneously, and we strongly support them.
UN 17 Sustainable Development Goals: https://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/
100+ tips for sustainable living from Minimalist Vegan: https://theminimalistvegan.com/live-a-more-sustainable-lifestyle/
Wikipedia on sustainability: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sustainability
EPA, Learn about Sustainability: https://www.epa.gov/sustainability/learn-about-sustainability
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