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Research Guide to Sustainability   Tags: climate, environment, green, sustainability, sustainable, warming  

A list of resources available through Truxal Library for researching sustainability topics
Last Updated: Aug 29, 2012 URL: http://libguides.aacc.edu/sustainability Print Guide RSS Updates

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Defining Sustainability

"Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. "

-United Nations, Report of the World Commission on Environment and Development: Our Common Future, 1987

 

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Sustainability - Overview

The following open-access websites provide definitions of sustainability and overviews of sustainability issues, ideas, and tactics:

Introduction to Sustainable Development

 

UN Documents: Sustainable Development

 

TED Talk

Alex Steffen: Inspired ideas for a sustainable future

Worldchanging.com founder Alex Steffen argues that reducing humanity’s ecological footprint is incredibly vital now, as the western consumer lifestyle spreads to developing countries (17:34). 

For more information about this subject or this speaker, visit this talk at ted.org.

 

More TED talks

For more ted.org talks on sustainability topics, visit

Ted Talks Tag > Sustainability

and

Ted Talks Tag > A Greener Future?

More eBooks

You might find the following eBooks useful when researching sustainability.  You will need to enter the barcode number from the back of your AACC photo ID or Truxal Library card to access these resources from off-campus.

 

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eBook Spotlight

You might find the following eBooks useful as introductions to sustainability concepts and issues. You will need to enter the barcode number from the back of your AACC photo ID or Truxal Library card to access these resources from off-campus.

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