What is Sustainability?

Sustainability is commonly understood by the 1987 UN’s World Commission on Environment and Development’s definition as "development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs" (UNESCO).

Although the Earth is phenomenal in its ability to support life, its capabilities are limited. With the world population increasing to more than 6.5 billion people, a number that is predicted to double by the year 2050, we are running out of land and resources. As this end is inevitable, sustainability therefore becomes an important part of not only how we live now, but also how we will live in the future.

Small changes in our daily lives can contribute to a sustainable world and a sustainable future. This site is aimed at providing you with information on how we are working toward a sustainable campus and what you can do to help.