Capable of being sustained or maintained; as, the action is not sustainable.
A sustainable way of life is one in which human needs are met without diminishing the ability of other people, wild species, or future generations to survive.
means a number of things including safety, efficiency and environmental matters. In the resource management area sustainable management is defined as managing the use, development, and protection of natural and physical resources in a way, or at a rate, which enables people and communities to provide for their social, economic, and cultural well being and for their health and safety while: sustaining the potential of natural and physical resources (excluding minerals) to meet the reasonably foreseeable needs of future generations safeguarding the life-supporting capacity of air, water, soil, and ecosystems avoiding, remedying, or mitigating any adverse effects of activities on the environment.
able to persist over time.
Using a natural resource in a way that does not harm it, so it can be used again in the future. For example, ensuring that new trees grow in areas where where older ones have been cut down.
managing resources so that they will last
To keep in existence or maintain for now and for future generations - particularly referring to the earth's resources (such as water, air, flora and fauna etc.)
development : Development which meets the needs of present generations without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Development which is not detrimental to earth's natural resources, or one which makes the use of renewable energy sources such as wind energy or solar energy.
To be supportable, and maintainable.
To be able to use something over an endless period of time in a way that does not destroy the environment. Wind power and solar power are sustainable forms of energy.
The yield of a natural resource that can be produced continually from generation to generation, without depleting the resource.
able to be used in a way that does not deplete; renewable.
A method of agriculture that integrates the principles of environmental health and efficient use of nonrenewable resources, while also working to ensure the profitability of farms and enhance the quality of life for farmers and society as a whole.
Maintain and keep in existence
something or a practice that can maintain itself without being used up Sustainable development is the only way forward if the environment is not to be damaged beyond any hope of recovery.
something which can be kept in the same or a better condition for the future
is an adjective applied to diverse subjects including populations, cities, development, businesses, communities and habitats; it means that the subject can persist a long time into the future.
Coffee which is cultivated, produced and marketed in a manner that respects and preserves the symbiotic balance between ecosystems and cultures." Mark Perkins, Elan.
Able to be carried out without damaging the long-term health and integrity of natural and cultural environments, while providing for present and future economic and social wellbeing.
able to be maintained over an indefinite period of time.
forms of economic growth and activities that do not deplete or degrade natural resources upon which present and future economic growth depend
Able to support or maintain economically without depleting or damaging resources.
A practice which can be carried out indefinitely, without adversely affecting the environment, or interfering with the practice. This implies that the practice (e.g. harvesting, grazing, farming) is in balance with the energy,; water and mineral cycles of the region, or else is able to be maintained in equilibrium with judicious augmentation of fertiliser or organic material. Excluded are practices which mine resources (e.g. mining, extracting non-replenishable water), which lead to irreversible degradation (e.g. soil erosion, water pollution by fertilizers, salt accumulation) or which compromise natural processes (e.g. canalization, wetland destruction, seed bank depletion). Sweet(veld) (region): A vegetation type which contains grasses which remain palatable for most of the year. This usually occurs on richer, more alkaline soils.
Renewable or sustainable energy systems are those systems which provide energy services to people without depleting resources, endangering the planet or compromising the ability of future generations to use the same energy services.
Able to be maintained at a particular level without causing damage to the environment or depletion of the resource. It is ensuring the needs of the current population are met without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs
able to be continued in its present form.
Capable of being continued with minimal long-term effect on the environment, as with sustainable agriculture, which integrates three main goals: environmental stewardship, farm profitability, and prosperous farming communities. Sustainable development recognizes the need to work with living environments in a balanced manner.
A resource or system that meets present needs without compromising those of future generations. Example: a continuously maintained forest where mature trees are harvested and new trees are replanted to filter pollutants and provide continued resources and products for future generations.
creating a system of "sustained development" which fosters equilibrium with our people, resources and environment
Meeting the social, economic and environmental needs of ourselves and others, improving the quality of life for all, without compromising future wellbeing in the process. Ideally it also means moving to a system where we can repair some of the damage already done.
A way of life, behaviour or practice that can be maintained indefinitely, as it does not exhaust any finite resources.
Meeting the needs of the current generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
An ecosystem condition in which biodiversity, renewability, and resource productivity are maintained over time.
A method of harvesting or using a resource so that the resource is not depleted or permanently damaged.
Development which meets the development needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs Tonnes
able to perpetuated over the very long-term; without foreseeable future impacts
an activity able to be carried out without damaging the long-term health and integrity of natural and cultural environments
Able to endure over time. A sustainable society is one that is just, healthy, vital, resilient and able to creatively adapt over time.
Able to be continued indefinitely without a significant negative impact on the environment or its inhabitants.
capable of being maintained at a steady level without exhausting natural resources or causing severe ecological damage.
Maintained and conserved and able to be used for many years in the future by future generations.
Able to continue indefinitely if no outside factors intervene.
Said of a product or activity that can be replenished or continued indefinitely. Petroleum products are not sustainable since petroleum is being used up and cannot be replaced. Wind and sunshine are examples of sustainable power sources. They will continue regardless of what we do. Timber CAN be sustainable, if replanting, and thinning techniques are used instead of clear cutting.
meeting the needs of the present without diminishing the ability of people, other species, or future generations to survive.
an activity that can be maintained without jeopardizing the health of humans or the environment now or in the future.
A term used to characterize human action that can be undertaken in such a manner as to not adversely affect environmental conditions (e.g., soil, water quality, climate) that are necessary to support those same activities in the future.
Something that is protected and maintained so that it can be used in the future.
Developments, systems or objects designed to meet the needs of the present without preventing future generations from meeting their own needs. See renewable.
material or energy sources which, if managed carefully, will provide the needs of a community or society indefinitely, without depriving future generations of their needs.
A way of using resources that does not threaten their long term survival, or the survival of the plants, animals and people that depend on them
Sustainability means that defined ecological conditions, flows or benefits can be maintained over time.
means meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs.
of agriculture, whereby the farmer is able to increase or maintain crop yields long term, whilst conserving natural resources and protecting the environment.
(As applied to water resource management.) Management that will meet current needs while conserving natural ecosystems so they can also meet future needs.
(agriculture, logging, manufacturing, etc.) environmentally friendly methods that allow the continued production of a commodity without damage to the ecosystem. Includes soil, water supplies, biodiversity or other surrounding resources.
Able to last; able to continue into the future.
1) an action or process that is capable of continuing indefinitely; 2) using natural, renewable, and recyclable resources and products so that limited resources are conserved, stable economic growth is achieved, and damage to the environment is minimized
Sustainability is all about preserving the worlds natural resources for future generations. A fully sustainable industry would be one that has zero impact, or a positive impact on the environment.
material or energy sources that, if managed carefully, will provide at current levels indefinitely.
A process, product or lifestyle that can be kept to indefinitely More info
Utilisation of environment without depletion of natural resources
A use of resources to ensure that there is sufficient supply to be used in the future.