"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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Truxal's Research Guide to Current Controversies is an excellent starting point for researching Environmental Sustainability. You'll find links to the library catalog and the best databases to use. Below are additional resources for Environmental Sustainability topics.
These websites provide information on environmental sustainability:
A comprehensive online database of information regarding the environmental, social, and economic trends that shape our world
RealClimate: Start Here
A commentary site on climate science by working climate scientists for the interested public and journalists
Sustainability: Water & Ecosystems Services
Information from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
United Nations Environment Programme
The world's foremost intergovernmental environmental organization
World Conservation Monitoring Centre
A collaboration between the United Nations Environment Programme and WCMC 2000, a UK-based charity
Al Gore: 15 ways to avert a climate crisis
With the same humor and humanity he exuded in An Inconvenient Truth, Al Gore spells out 15 ways that individuals can address climate change immediately, from buying a hybrid to inventing a new, hotter "brand name" for global warming (16:17).
For more information about this subject or this speaker, visit this talk at ted.org.
You might find the following eBooks useful when researching environmental 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.
Library photo courtesy of Barry Halkin Photography