What is SUSTAINABILITY?
SUSTAINABILITY is meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. The Student Leadership Development Office is embracing what businesses call the TRIPLE BOTTOM LINE. These three components of sustainable development will preserve our world, the people of the world, and the resources for decent world.
1) Social Justice: To educate, collaborate, and build up community action to produce a sustainable society.
2) Strong Economics: We recognize that environmental damage has long-range consequences on the health of our planet and the health of our economy. It’s our goal to make sure a green economy is stable and equitable in the Student Leadership Development office.
3) Flourishing Environment: We are going green to keep the Earth growing and flourishing by reducing waste and consumption, reusing products, and recycling product materials.
The three areas, sustainability rather, highlight the balance between people and the environment. Air, water, and land are all impacted by the behavior and actions of human beings, but these impacts can be controlled so they do not cause as much damage while allowing all involved to maintain a comfortable existence. (365 Ways to Live Green; McDilda)
“The art of sustainable living is the ability to support communities today without jeopardizing the environment for tomorrow.”
- Diane Gow McDilda, author on green living
What’s so GREEN about the SLD Office?
The little things that helped shrink our big footprint: