Monday, April 27, 2009

What Is Sustainability?

Well, you should know that sustainability is a word, (unless you're an eejit) but what does it mean? I can tell you this: Sustainability is a noun, and means being able to:
1. to support, hold, or bear up from below; bear the weight of, as a structure.
2. to bear (a burden, charge, etc.).
3. to undergo, experience, or suffer (injury, loss, etc.); endure without giving way or yielding.
4. to keep (a person, the mind, the spirits, etc.) from giving way, as under trial or affliction.
5. to keep up or keep going, as an action or process: to sustain a conversation.
6. to supply with food, drink, and other necessities of life.
7. to provide for (an institution or the like) by furnishing means or funds.
8. to support (a cause or the like) by aid or approval.
9. to uphold as valid, just, or correct, as a claim or the person making it: The judge sustained the lawyer's objection.
10. to confirm or corroborate, as a statement: Further investigation sustained my suspicions.

The word sustainability has become increasingly prominent in recent years. It is seen by some as just another hollow buzzword, and is often used interchangeably with concepts such as environmentalism or being ‘green’.

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