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The process of sustainability

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Now that you have described what you think sustainability means, let me share our most used definition.

Sustainability contains 2 words: “sustain” and “ability.” Generally speaking, “sustain” means to continue something. “ability” means to be able to do something. Together, these words mean “to be able to continue to do something.”

According to the United Nations World Commission, 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, sustainability means to continue certain practices in order to make the world a better place to live in.
Watch the video on sustainability from the University of Otago and answer the question below.

What does the University of Otago want their graduates to be?

Sustainability from U Otago. Video at YouTube:

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Answer:
“We want all our graduates to emerge with the skills, knowledge and experience to be champions for sustainability throughout their lives.”
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