Defining Sustainable...

Webster's Dictionary:

  1. capable of being sustained
  2. a : of, relating to, or being a method of harvesting or using a resource so that the resource is not depleted or permanently damaged
    • sustainable techniques
    • sustainable agriculture
    b : of or relating to a lifestyle involving the use of sustainable methods
    • sustainable society 

The United Nations' World Commission on Environment and Development

"Humanity has the ability to make development sustainable - to ensure that it meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs."

University of North Carolina Wilmington

The individual efforts made by the community to ensure that the beauty and benefits of today's world - economically, environmentally and socially - will be available for future generations to inherit. Consequently, sustainability involves awareness and understanding of the complex interdependence between these social, economic and ecological systems. The choices we Seahawks make in our daily lives affect the intricate interconnections between these systems, whether tangible or invisible.