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Sustainability: More Than A Media Buzzword

Photo credit: Miriam Espacio Sustainability is the latest buzzword in the media. We hear about sustainable living, corporate sustainability, and sustainable farming. But what does it really mean? Is it using LED lights? Taking your shopping bags to the grocery store? Using less water when you shower? Riding your bike instead of driving? Yes. It’s all of the above plus more. Let’s start by defining sustainability. Simply put, sustainability is creating what we need in the present without causing deleterious effects on future generations meeting their needs. (source) There are three pillars of sustainability – social, environmental, and economic. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): “A sustainable approach is a systems-based approach that seeks to understand the interactions which exist...

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