I hear many business leaders, and others use the word sustainable when referring to their businesses and their personal goals. I wonder what they mean, and what they are thinking??? Sustainability is a complex topic and can mean many things. Is it one of those code words that is full of hot air??
I think that sustainability means practices that protect the valuable resources of the planet for now and into the future.
The most quoted definition of sustainability is from the United Nations Economic Committee “Sustainability presumes that resources are finite, and should be used conservatively and wisely with a view to long-term priorities and consequences of the ways in which resources are used.”
To me sustainability is about he future! It is about reusing and thinking ahead! I think being sustainable takes planning ahead and being prepared. Monday is the eclipse. Much of the United States will be outside. How can you be prepared for a Monday eclipse that doesn’t trash our earth? Plan ahead, fill your water bottles, pack lunches and snacks in reusable containers, gather your pin-holes or eye-approved glasses, and have sustainable fun!
Read more about having a sustainable eclipse here