a way of living that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs
A concept generally defined as meeting the current needs of society without compromising the ability of future generations to meet theirs.
The property of a (mostly living or human) system to maintain its functions and productivity constant over time. The related term sustainable development builds on the concept of sustainability but considers the conditions under which sustainability can be achieved. Briefly, these are: economic efficiency, environmental protection and social justice.
A force's ability to continue to conduct operations, measured in terms of the personnel, equipment, facilities and consumables needed to complete assigned operational tasks.
The degree to which flood and coastal defence solutions avoid tying future generations into flexible and/or expensive options for defence. This will usually include consideration of inter-relationships with other defences and likely developments and processes within a catchment or coastal cell.
According to the U.N. Brundtland Commission, Sustainability or ‘Sustainable development' is that which meets all the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.' Sustainabiblity involves three broad interacting realms: environment, economics, and social equity.
A state wherein environmental impacts of business operations are reduced to a point that the needs of the current generation can be met without jeopardizing the needs of future generations.
Practices that would ensure the continued viability of a product or practice well into the future.
the ability to meet present needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet theirs.
The ability of an organization to secure and manage sufficient resources to enable it to fulfill its mission effectively and consistently over time without excessive dependence on a single funding source. Ideally, sustainable organizations have (a) the ability to scan the environment, adapt to it, and seize opportunities it offers, (b) strong leadership and management, (c) the ability to attract and retain qualified staff, (d) the ability to provide relevant benefits and services for maximum impact in communities, (e) the skills to demonstrate and communicate this impact to leverage further resources, (f) community support and involvement, and (g) commitment to building sustainable (not dependent) communities.
creating new ways to live and prosper while ensuring an equitable, healthy future for all people and the planet (Natural Step website).
The ability to continue an activity for a long period of time while maintaining diverse, healthy and productive ecosystems.
The ability to meet the needs of this generation without compromising the needs of future generations - for a fuller explanation see Sustainability.
A key concept for the 1990s, promoted by the 1992 Rio Earth Summit, and subsequently G7/G8 conferences and governments at all levels. Essentially it is about living, working and ordering society in ways which are environmentally "sustainable", encouraging reduction of pollution, re-use of resources, promoting biodiversity etc. The core idea is that "current generations should meet their needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs". It is also in some quarters associated with promoting social justice and a fairer society.
mobility, survivability and sustainability of all mission contingents vary depending on tasks deployment areas and national support (self sufficiency); medical sustainability: ability to maintain quality and quantity of treatment and evacuation, and to resupply and replace personnel
Economic progress that protects and restores the quality of the natural environment, improves the quality of life for individuals, and broadens the prospects for future generations.
the ability to maintain or keep going continuously. Return to Top of List
meeting the needs of today without compromising the ability of future communities to meet their needs. This involves taking account of the costs to the environment and depletion of natural resources.
Is meeting the needs of current and future generations through an integration of environmental protection, social advancement and economic prosperity.
has many definitions, but basically refers to those that encompass a holistic approach and such aims as preserving natural and non-renewable resources (soil and water) and intergenerational equity (leaving the land for future generations at least as good as we found it). Sustainable agricultural systems are considered to be ecologically sound, economically viable, socially just and humane.
Sustainability is the ability to continue a program or practice after SAMHSA grant funding has ended.
The ability to continue existing.
The capacity to maintain and sustain the health and productivity of a group, community or economy without destroying important attributes necessary to the continuity of the overall, supporting environment.
Meeting short-term needs whilst attempting to avoid compromising the ability to meet future needs.
(paraphrased from Fowler & Fowler) The ability to support, bear the weight of, give nourishment to, stand, undergo, or suffer.
The ability of a system of any kind to endure and be healthy over the long term. A “sustainable society” is one that is healthy, vital, resilient, and able to creatively adapt to changing conditions over time. Sustainable Seattle, a pioneering effort in the field, defined it as “the long-term health and vitality of cultural, economic, environmental and social systems.
The ability to create economic, social and environmental value in the long term.
This is a term often limited to the narrow field of funding - where will we get the money from next time….really, the idea is more about the next time - is the community culture sustainable without funding? Probably, in most cases, it is. Is the involvement of the artists sustainable without some form of cash income? Sustainability in CCD includes notions of Development because if your community culture is about ‘preservation' rather than growth, change or development, then it is going to be difficult to sustain in its vital state – you almost have to make it a reverential idea, put it behind glass so to speak, which actually removes it from everyday life, which may defeat the purpose of having a community culture – it needs to be all about everyday life. It doesn't mean that tradition has no place in community culture, in fact quite the opposite, as a tradition only has meaning if it is relevant and engaged with through your community culture.
A concept and strategy by which communities seek economic development approaches that benefit the local environment and quality of life. Sustainable development provides a framework under which communities can use resources efficiently, create efficient infrastructures, protect and enhance the quality of life, and create new businesses to strengthen their economies. A sustainable community is achieved by a long-term and integrated approach to developing and achieving a healthy community by addressing economic, environmental, and social issues. Fostering a strong sense of community and building partnerships and consensus among key stakeholders are also important elements.
Using resources in a way and at a rate that allows people to meet their needs and future generations to also meet theirs. It also means meeting environmental, economic and community needs.
Sustainability is all about preserving the worldâ€™s natural resources for future generations. A fully sustainable industry would be one that has zero impact, or a positive impact on the environment. The term is regularly misused.
The need for time limited initiatives to be designed in a way that leaves behind lasting benefits. CRP projects are planned with a forward strategy to ensure that they are sustainable.
How the project will continue its activities once the funding expires.
is the ability of the earth, with all its resources, to keep going into the future, and keep providing a healthy home for humans and all other species of plants and animals. Sustainability is a very important part of environmental management and monitoring.
social and environmental practices that protect and enhance the human and natural resources needed by future generations to enjoy a quality of life equal to or greater than our own.
A program under the Community Support stream of the CCSP to support access to established child care services in areas of need approved by the department.
Meeting the resource needs of the present population without damaging the functionality of the area's ecosystem or its ability to meet the resource needs of future populations.
Ability of something to continue for a period of time.
A strategy by which communities seek economic development approaches that also benefit the local environment and quality of life. For a community to be truly sustainable, it must adopt a three-pronged approach that considers economic, environmental and cultural resources. Communities must consider these needs in the short term as well as the long term (Smart Communities Network).
involves making sure that society benefits over time from a careful use of resources which respects the resource needs of future generations, and the needs of the environment and communities.
Derived from the term Sustainable Development: â€œMeeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.â€ Sustainable activities will balance environmental, social and economic needs to secure the long term well being of all stakeholders.
the ability of the natural environment to supply goods and services to humans for the indefinite future.
Ability to persist in the long-term to meet the needs and aspirations of present and future generations.
To keep things going indefinitely. Sustaining our environment involves not doing anything which would damage the natural systems that support all life on Earth and of which all species, including humans, are a part.
Meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs; combining economic growth and greater prosperity with environmental and social quality for people around the world. Sustainability has three interdependent dimensions: ecological sustainability, social sustainability and economic sustainability. Sometimes, a fourth dimension is added: cultural sustainability.
Holistic approach emphasizing the equal weighting of economic, social and ecological goals.
There are many definitions of sustainability. In the context of this plan, it refers to the Bruntland, 1987 definition of "meeting the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs."
That point at which a nonprofit has built a long-term financial and managerial capacity to meet the current and future needs of its community, constituency and mission.
An organisation's ability to keep on existing and working in future years. See also Financial Sustainability.
A state or process that can be maintained indefinitely. The principles of sustainability integrate three closely interlined elements-the environment, the economy and the social system-into a system that can be maintained in a healthy state indefinitely.
The ability of a program to provide quality services to its clients and expand its scope of services and client base while decreasing its reliance on income generated from the program and through local funding sources.
Meeting the needs of the current generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
Ability to continue response operations for the prescribed duration necessary.
Development which meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. This involves protecting and improving the environment, reducing the waste of natural resources and creating an inclusive society where everyone shares the benefit of increased prosperity.
the exploration, design, construction, operation and closure of mines in a manner that respects and responds to the social, environmental and economic needs of present generations and anticipates those of future generations in the communities and countries where we work
Living and working in ways that do not jeopardise our current and future social, environmental and economic resources
A goal, that aims towards preserving quality interactions with the local environment, economy and social system.
An economical cycle of production, use and disposal of products that can be maintained indefinitely without denuding resources or damaging the environment or society
An organization's ability to fund its activities through a combination of earned income, philanthropic support and/or government support.
meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs, while balancing the relationship between ecological integrity, economic prosperity and social equity which requires thinking beyond our immediate needs and interests.
Providing the best for people, organizations, and society now and in the indefinite future, or meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of those in the future to meet their needs.
Meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability to meet the needs of the future.
Sustainability refers to conducting business in such a way that enables it to continue to be successful far into the future. Sustainability has an economic, environmental, governance, legal and social component.
Meeting the needs of present generations without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs.” – The World Commission on Environment and Development, 1987 (U.N. Brundtland Report)
meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs or the health of the planet.
The ability to provide for the needs of the world's current population without damaging the ability of future generations to provide for themselves. When a process is sustainable, it can be carried out over and over without negative environmental effects or impossibly high costs to anyone involved.
The state of having met the needs of the present without endangering the ability of future generations to be able to meet their own needs.
The ability of an ecosystem to maintain ecological processes and functions, biological diversity, and productivity over time.
Stora Enso equates sustainability with corporate responsibility in the broadest sense, including environmental and economic issues as well as corporate social responsibility (CSR).
Being able to meet the needs of present and future resources. Back to links
"Meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs." (World Commission on Environment and Development)
Ability to be sustainable. See sustainable.
The ability of a community or society to develop a strategy of economic growth and development that continues to function indefinitely within the limits set by ecology and is beneficial to all stockholders and the environment.
Living and working in such a way, so as to meet and balance the existing environment, economic and social needs of man without however jeopardizing the well-being of future generations. The use of the ecosystems, in such a way, so as to secure all possible benefits not only for us but also to the future generations.
The characteristic of being able to coexist with another system indefinitely, without either system being damaged
There are many reasons for the introduction of new technologies into a health care organization. Some of these are not required to be financially sustainable in themselves; while other ICT systems like telemedicine are often expected to 'prove their worth.' In other words, an ICT application such as telemedicine may not be undertaken unless it can be projected to be cost-effective. For this to occur, it is important to develop a plan that will manage the expectations of all Stakeholders. ICT systems are only tools to be applied judiciously to support the organization's strategic and operational plans. To this end, Digital has experience interacting with various Stakeholders and can define the parameters of expectations. Through a Needs Assessment and a Cost-Benefit Analysis, we can assist you in defining what type of system should be implemented and what applications are sustainable. We believe that this is a critical factor to an ICT project's success.
According to World Business Council for Sustainable Development, it is "â€¦ form of progress that meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs".
The capability of a state or process to be maintained indefinitely. In planning, the principles of sustainability are applied to the closely linked needs of the economy, the environment, and the social system. close window
Sustainability is the ability to maintain the qualities that are valued in the built and natural environment. Sustainability can be measured in terms of economic, environmental and social factors.
The concept of the future state of a project receiving SCPI funding. Each project proposal must include either a plan for continued resourcing of a project beyond 2003 (when SCPI funding ends) or an impact statement for all projects that will end in 2003, as a result of the termination of the SCPI.
An organization's ability to cover costs. There are varying degrees of sustainability, ranging from not sustainable to financially sustainable (see Financial Self-Sufficiency and Operational Self-Sufficiency).
The ability to meet the needs of today's people and environment without compromising that of subsequent generations. When a program seeks to create sustainability, it aims to create an environment that can renew itself without damage to future stakeholders.
The term originally applied to natural resource situations, where the long term was the focus. Today, it applies to many disciplines, including economic development, environment, food production, energy, and lifestyle. Basically, sustainability refers to doing something with the long term in mind, (several hundred years is sufficient). Today's decisions are made with a consideration of sustaining our activities into the long term future.
the ability to maintain or keep something going.
Stora Enso equates sustainability with corporate responsibility in the broades sense, including economic, environmental and social responsibility.
n: Ability of a system to survive for some specified (finite) time.
Sustainable development aims to enhance social wellbeing and provide a better quality of life for all, both now and in the future. It means wise use of human, economic and natural resources and aims to enable high levels of housing quality, reduced running costs, stable population and employment levels and protection and enhancement of the environment.
We consider the impact of our actions. We advocate for fairness in the treatment of all species, make decisions for the common good, and encourage activism as a means to social justice. Our facilities are grounded in the awareness of our relationship to the environment. We endeavor to have our work in the world be self-sustaining.
Sustainability is an attempt to provide the best outcomes for the human and natural environments both now and into the indefinite future. It relates to the continuity of economic, social, institutional and environmental aspects of human society, as well as the non-human environment. It is intended to be a means of configuring civilization and human activity so that society, its members and its economies are able to meet their needs and express their greatest potential in the present, while preserving biodiversity and natural ecosystems, and planning and acting for the ability to maintain these ideals in a very long term.