2022: Creating a Lexicon of Future

Field Guide to Flourishing: S is for Sustainability

Ruth Glendinning
4 min readMay 21, 2022

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Sustainability means meeting our own needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. In addition to natural resources, we also need social and economic resources. Sustainability is not just environmentalism. Embedded in most definitions of sustainability we also find concerns for social equity and economic development.

Where does the term come from? While the concept of sustainability is a relatively new idea, the movement…

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Ruth Glendinning

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