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Here's What You Need to Know

In academia and the scientific community, there are many definitions of sustainability, but the main theme is that a sustainable practice improves the community, economy, and environment of a region, or in other words, sustainability conserves (rather than depletes) the resources of the 3 P's: People, Profit, and Planet.

“Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”
Our Common Future (aka Brundtland Report), 1987

 
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People

When a business, city, government, university, or other entity seeks to create a safe, healthy, and equitable environment for people, it benefits society. Social connections are strengthened and cultural growth is reinforced.

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Profit

A sustainable economy is one that enhances both People and the Planet. When a business facilitates the movement of resources to the people who need them while pursuing financial profitability and ethical principles, it's good business!

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Planet

When we respect the ecosystems we live in, it doesn't just protect waterways, plants, and animals, it impacts our daily lives. Healthy environments contribute to thriving communities, vibrant ecosystems, and abundant resources.