Environmental sustainability is the rate of renewable resource harvest, and non-renewable resource depletion – that can be continued indefinitely. If these cannot be continued indefinitely then they are not sustainable.
It is a state in which the demands placed on the environment can be met without reducing its capacity to allow all people to live well, now and in the future.
Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
In other words, it refers to economic development that meets the needs of all without leaving future generations with fewer natural resources than those we enjoy today.
Sustainable living describes a lifestyle that attempts to reduce an individual’s or society’s use of the Earth’s natural resources and one’s personal resources. It advocates that we attempt to reduce our carbon footprint by altering our methods of transportation, energy consumption, and/or diet.
How can I contribute towards a sustainable environment?
There are many, many small things each of us can do to contribute to sustaining our planet.