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Vocabulary Term Details

Sustainability

Definition (http://www.epa.gov/sustainability/basicinfo.htm)

Sustainability is based on a simple principle: Everything that we need for our survival and well-being depends, either directly or indirectly, on our natural environment. Sustainability creates and maintains the conditions under which humans and nature can exist in productive harmony, that permit fulfilling the social, economic and other requirements of present and future generations. Sustainability is important to making sure that we have and will continue to have, the water, materials, and resources to protect human health and our environment. (EPA)

Preferred Units: N/A

Scope Note:
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Broader TermsNarrower TermsRelated Terms
Properties
N/AAlternative agriculture
Biological production
Ecology
Farm inputs
Natural resources
Resource management
Socioeconomic development
Sustainable development
Sustainable land management

This term is used for the following terms: 
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Approved Date
11-Oct-2013

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