What is Sustainability?

What is Sustainability?

Students for Environmental Awareness and Sustainability

About the Organization

While there are many definitions of sustainability, the most commonly cited definition is from the 1987 Brundtland Commission Report that states: "sustainable development meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs."

Ultimately, for the CU-Colorado Springs campus, our definition is based on creating a model campus that maximizes energy and resource efficiency, significantly reduces waste, and allows the creativity of our educational community to continually improve our campus.