Eco Minute September 1, 20141, 2014
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.