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What Sustainability Is

Video from the 2011 Lansing Community College Dumpster Dive.

Sustainability is a term often used, but generally misunderstood. The term simply refers to a way of living that meets the needs of today without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs. The scope of sustainability efforts is broad and far-reaching. It is a dynamic, continuous process.

The term 'sustainability' is not just in reference to environmental outcomes; sustainability is closely linked with economic and social behavior as well as the environment.

The Major Goals

  • Initiate the development of a comprehensive plan to achieve climate neutrality.
  • Initiate tangible actions to reduce greenhouse gases while the more comprehensive plan is being developed.
  • Make the action plan, inventory, and periodic progress reports publicly available by providing them to the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) for posting and dissemination.

Sustainability at Lansing Community College

Welcome Center
Gannon Bldg, Room 221
Phone: 1-800-644-4522
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