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Sustainability

TermDefinition
Sustainable Able to be maintained at a certain rate or level
Environmental Sustainability Avoiding depleting natural resources
Cultural Sustainability Nourishment and sharing of attitudes and values that represent diverse ways of viewing the world. Inclusive of political sustainability, which is about all citizens having the opportunity to express their views freely and participate in decision
Economic Sustainability Using resources to provide necessary and desirable products and services for the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to do the same.
Social Sustainability Equity within and between generations and within and between ethnic and social groups.
Pollution Waste that damages the environment
Consultation Where lots of people are asked their opinions
Ecology The science of living things and their environment
Generations Lifetimes of many people
Unsustainable Going to run out
Produce To make new things
Recycle To make used things into something else
Reuse Use something again
Reduce Use less of something
Waste Things that are disposed of
Maintain Keep at the same level
Resource Something to be used
Solar Energy from the Sun
Hydro Energy from dams on water
Wind Energy from the wind
Renewable Does not run out
Composting Breaking food scraps down into fertiliser to help grow food
Created by: MissEichler