What Does Sustainable Really Mean?

The word was more officially defined in 1987. The Brundtland Commission, formally known as the World Commission on the Environment and Development, defined sustainable as follows: [Using a natural resource in such a way] that it meets the needs of the present [generation] without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

Although this is the definition used in this article, we should note that sustainability has an even broader meaning today.

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