What is Sustainability?

What exactly does sustainability mean?

Sustainability is "the quality of not being harmful to the environment or depleting natural resources, and thereby supporting long-term ecological balance." - from dictionary.com

In other words, sustainability is the development of a society that meets its current demands while preserving the earth’s limited amount of natural resources in order for future generations to thrive.  Reducing waste and energy consumption while investing in renewable resources are integral parts of creating a sustainable society.

How Facilities

Here is a brief overview of the ISU conservation program's accomplishments from the past several years:

How You Can Help

There are a lot of ways for every member of society to help protect the environment. Here is a list of things you can do to help. Adopt all of these practices or just a few. Every little bit helps.

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