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Dylan Aronson William Berry ENV SCI 24 12/02/09 Sustainability Sustainability, in its broad sense, is the ability for something to be maintained at a certain rate or level. Therefore, when discussing sustainability in the context of life on earth, it is defined as a long-term maintenance of the well being of the world. Sustainability, an environmentally “green” term, also refers to the ability to conserve and maximize the use of natural resources so that we can pursue our current, or an even better, standard of living for future generations. To me, sustainability is associated with a more global scale and is an issue of great importance. While this term relates to such a broad scale, its establishment and success fosters from participation at a more personal level. In other words, sustainability must begin with a single person altering their actions to accommodate a more efficient use of the earth’s natural resources. By taking actions such as decreasing household water usage, decreasing dependence on petroleum oil products (i.e. gasoline and electricity), reverting
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This note was uploaded on 10/20/2010 for the course MATH 53903 taught by Professor Christ during the Spring '09 term at University of California, Berkeley.

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