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Students for Environmental Awareness and Sustainability

Definition of Sustainability

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.