To me, sustainability represents how human empathy manifests itself in our world today. We all are aware of the three pillars of environmental, social, and governance; one without the others fails to be sustainability. Making sustainable practice requires the creators to consider all three facets so that they can meet the needs of all the stakeholders in the most resilient and equitable manner. Sustainability is so much more than recycling and being a tree hugger. It’s looking at how we interact within our ecosystem, both human and environmental, and seeing where we need to take accountability for our actions so that we know future generations will have the same resources available to them that were for us.
Sustainability means a lifestyle. It is not only to help conserve and preserve for ourselves but future generations as well! By making changes in every day lives and establishments and not over consuming we can increase our sustainability efforts! The purpose is to find an equilibrium of taking care of the Earth so it continues to take care of us!
Sustainability to me means advocating through actions for something so much bigger than you. It means pushing for behavioral change and holding our institutions accountable so we can develop more equitable and healing environments in every sector. It means creating and sustaining from the narratives of those around me and before me so that each stakeholder, whether it be humans rights or ecological rights are at the table. A system that thrives by the sum of its parts which are all equal and equitable by nature. Your turn to tell us what sustainability means to you
Sustainability is a mindset that challenges the status quo - ecologically, socio-politically, and philosophically. A transition to sustainability involves embodying the idea of humans as a part of nature in order to promote mutually beneficial and equitable relationships in systems, with the goal of improving well-being through maintained balance.