Environmental Sustainability

Aidan McGrady

What is Environmental Sustainability?

In ecology, sustainability is how biological systems remain diverse and productive. Long-lived and healthy wetlands and forests are examples of sustainable biological systems. In more general terms, sustainability is the endurance of systems and processes.

The Problem

In modern day culture the focus is on the individual. An egocentric society doesn't think of the implications of their actions beyond the immediate result for themselves. People are using up the planet's resources too quickly and threatening its ability to support life sometime down the road. Theres issues are caused ion a variety of ways that will be explained below.


Although a sustainable world is not looking likely any time in the near future, the goal is to get there before its too late. Every person makes a difference and we all need to be that one person who actually makes a change to their lifestyle for the better. Without involvement on the personal level, society is never going to change and we will surely kill off the planet that has supported us for sop long.

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