Sustainability - a word we hear continually but to which we may have forgotten to give value. In a world where climate change is at the forefront of media and political agenda, it is now essential to consider and explore what it means for us as individuals and as a society to lead a sustainable lifestyle.
What is sustainability?
In 1987, The United Nations defined sustainability as “meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” From an environmental perspective, it means being able to sustain a particular activity over time while avoiding the depletion of natural resources. Sustainability looks at minimising the negative impact of current and future systems on our people, our ecosystems and the economy. Sustainability promotes living in harmony with nature by using resources wisely and mindfully for the benefit of all now and for generations to come.