Wednesday, January 5, 2011
SUSTAINABILITY - WHAT DOES IT MEAN?
Welcome to the Students for Sustainability Club!
S4S wants to make this blog a valuable source for you to learn more about sustainability and topics related to the subject. Therefore, this first blog post will be dedicated entirely to the meaning of sustainability.
We are confronted with the word sustainability more and more every day through politics and the media, but what does the term really mean?
Terminology wise sustainability means to "maintain", "endure" and "support". In 1987, the Brundtland Report of the United Nations World Commission on Environment and Development (WCED) developed a definition, which is still widely known and used today to define the concept behind sustainable development: