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Eco Minute September 1, 20141, 2014

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Jem Sullivan
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Sustainability is a misunderstood concept.  According to Scientific American’s Earth 3.0 magazine, although sustainability has a definite meaning, its use has evolved to conjure up a vague sense of environmental virtue. 

According to the EPA, the internationally recognized definition of sustainability is "meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs."  In other words, sustainability is a new way of thinking about an age-old concern: ensuring that our children and grandchildren inherit a tomorrow that is at least as good as today, preferably better. 

However, a number of myths have grown up around sustainability and in the next few days we’ll examine ten of them.      

Dr. Enid Sisskin received her PhD from Columbia University in Pathobiology. She has worked as an environmental activist in this area for more than 20 years. She is currently on the faculty of the School of Allied Health and Life Sciences at the University of West Florida. She is the creator of the Eco Minute and has produced & hosted the series 2005. Her interests include continuing to garden despite yearly failure and continues to work for environmental protection with her husband and children. She is also everyone's favorite Jewish mother and stage manager at RadioLive. Contact: enid@wuwf.org.