What is Sustainability...?

Sustainability is about meeting the needs of today without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs. To make sure that the environmental, social, and economic impact of our activities will create a high quality of life for our current generation and those of the future, we can look at them through a framework of sustainability factors. The major factors of sustainable development include: Increasing environmental stewardship, restoration, and renewal. Improving overall social conditions and quality of life. Achieving economic vitality and overall fiscal sustainability. Building upon the cultural capacity and our collective diversity, heritage, and intrinsic values. By considering these factors when making decisions, we can become better global citizens. Sustainability is integral to Grand Valley State University's strategic mission, vision, and values. It is everyone's responsibility to work toward a sustainable future.
Check out the full Sustainability Guide here.

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