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Sustainability: Home

A guide for improving the quality of human life while living within the carrying capacity of the Earth’s supporting eco-systems as defined by the World Commission on Environment and Development.

Sustainability Defined

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, "sustainability creates and maintains the conditions under which humans and nature can exist in productive harmony, that permit fulfilling the social, economic and other requirements of present and future generations. Sustainability is important to making sure that we have and will continue to have,  the water, materials, and resources to protect human health and our environment."

History of Sustainability

In the United States, the first establishment of a national policy for environmental sustainability came in 1969 with the passage of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) read more...

Welcome to the Sustainablity Resource Center

This guide will provide information and resources pertaining to the use of our environment to meet our present needs without compromising the needs of future generations.

View the video below created by Bioengineering Group for information about this issue.

 

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Towanda Mathurin
Contact:
Harold L. Drimmer Library

Westchester Community College

75 Grasslands Road

Valhalla, NY 10595

914-606-8086

Library Room 120