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What is Sustainability?

Put simply, to sustain is to endure. There's got to be more to sustainability than this.

What is Sustainability?
More then going green, sustainability is the healthy balance of preserving a healthy planet (plants, animals and their ecosystems), nourishing people and their communities, and making a handsome profit to boot! Sadly, the driver is the realization (and the science) that we're using up and destroying the earth's resources faster then they can be...

Sustainability Frameworks
When starting off in sustainability, it's useful to understand the multiple frameworks that help shape the thinking of those who are beating the greener drum. It's these values and principles that can help you hone in on your work - be it designing a new product, building, or testifying before Congress on the importance of sustainability.

Regenerative Design
Regenerative design is the process of creating opportunity for all of living things to thrive in a way that creates a holistic, healthy consciousness - healing the rift between humans and nature through our relationship to the built environment.

Ten Ways to Green Your Operations

When it comes to the way your organization conducts business, there are plenty of opportunities to green your organizations operations and reduce your environmental footprint while increasing the value of your offerings. The following are a list of “low hanging fruit” or strategies that are easy and low cost to implement.

Sustainable Development
An approach to developing anything that recognizes the need to meet the challenges of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

Key Sustainability Drivers
This article eloquently describes the primary drivers that move organizational sustainability in the context of factors such as technology, resource restraints and globalization.

Triple Bottom Line
The three P's of sustainability - people, planet, and profit are at the core of sustainability.

Threats to Our Survival
From population growth, to habitat loss and species extinction, to our drinking water and food supply, learn about the basic threats to human existence, all drivers to transform our society into one that can sustain and endure.

Why Save Water?
Water conservation is a big thing, but every little bit helps, so don't think that what you do doesn't matter.

How We Use Water
Water is our most precious resource. Water is vital to life. Humans, plants, and animals are made up of mostly water. All living things would die if it weren't for water. We use water for drinking, washing, cleaning, cooking, and growing our food as well as many, many other things.

People Need Water
Every eight seconds, a young person in a third world country dies from insufficient water supply or lack of pure water. Right now most of us have plenty of water and by just turning on the faucet, it is at our disposal. What we have plenty of with such little effort, we often take for granted.

Water Pollution
Scientists have specified eight general categories for the major kinds of polluntants. These categories include sediment, sewage and organic wastes, plant nutrients, infectious agents, organic chemicals, salts and mineral substances, radioactive substances, and thermal (heat) pollution.

How To Conserve Water Indoors
How To Conserve Water Indoors

How to Conserve Water Outdoors
Reduce the amount of water you use outdoors.

How to Conserve Water Outdoors
Reduce the amount of water you use outdoors.

Water Efficient Landscaping
Lawn and landscape maintenance often requires large amounts of water, but using native plants could reduce the amount of water that you need. When you landscape with the plants that are native to your area, you are helping to conserve water because native plants don't need as much water as some other plants that are not accustomed to the climate...

Rainwater Harvesting
Rainwater Harvesting

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