Sustainability means integrating principles of environmental stewardship, social justice, and economic wellbeing to ensure a livable, fair, and viable world for current and future generations.
Sustainability presumes that economic, social, ecological, and infrastructural systems are linked, and that our society depends on finite resources for our health and wellbeing. In order to manage these systems to meet our needs—both now and in the future—we must consider equity, tradeoffs, long-term development potential, and the perspectives of diverse stakeholders.
Sustainability has a place in high-level decision-making, but also how we operate as a campus community on a daily basis. Everything from the way we get from point ‘A’ to point ‘B’, the waste we generate, the food we eat, and the way we communicate and interact with one another have potentially harmful or regenerative economic, social, and ecological impacts. It is our charge to meaningfully engage in sustainability thinking and practice, and commit to making a positive impact within our local and global communities.