What is Sustainability?

By: Mitchell Solomon

What is Sustainability?

Sustainability is the ability to continue a defined behavior indefinitely. This very essential is knowing the overall meaning of Environmental Sustainability.

The Three Parts That Make up and Contribute to Sustainability

The principle of the Three Pillars of Sustainability says that for the complete sustainability problem to be solved all three pillars of sustainability must be sustainable. The three pillars are social sustainability, environmental sustainability, and economic sustainability. These all work in effort to embody the definition of Sustainability as a whole.

Why Environmental Sustainability the Most Important

Of the three pillars of sustainability, environmental sustainability is the most important. If this is not solved, then no matter how hard we try the other pillars cannot be made strong because they are dependent on the greater system they live within, the environment.

What exactly is Environmental Sustainability?

Environmental Sustainability is the rates of renewable resource harvest, pollution creation, and non-renewable resource depletion that can be continued indefinitely. If they cannot be continued indefinitely then they are not sustainable.

Environmental Sustainability related to Key Components

Environmental Sustainability in Regards to Biodiversity

As we all know, the biodiversity of our environment is a key component to making our environment sustainable and moving fluently. It is what our environment is consisted of and helps to maintain a lavish lifestyle. In other words, the higher the biodiversity, the more sustainable the environment is going to be, and the more lower the biodiversity is, the lower the sustainability will be for that specific environment. With a higher biodiversity, the sustainability level of the environment is greater, thus making the overall environment better for there wildlife and the people living there. In return we use these sustainable ecosystems for food, medicine, and as a part of our economy, which are all very important.
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Political and Economic Issues in regards to Environmental Sustainability

1.Global Warming is a content pressing issue in our big scheme of things as a country as a whole.


2.The Ebola breakout caused much political controversy and cost out country millions of dollars in aid for curing the disease.


3.On a more positive side, studies have shown that improving climate change might however be doable and not as costly as suspected. Along with this, studies say that is may even benefit the economic, environmental, and health benefits, all while improving environmental sustainability.

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