Here's What You Need to Know
Sustainability has many definitions. The common theme is that a sustainable practice enriches the community, economy, and environment. In other words, sustainable practices or systems conserve or enhance resources of Earth and society. It's often simplified to the three E's or the three P's:
- Social Equity / People
- Environment / Planet
- Economics/ Profit
All three components must function together for a system to thrive now and in the future. Otherwise, the system will fail to regenerate natural systems, meet human needs, or deliver goods where they are needed.
Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.