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The CREO Institute team shares a passion for making positive changes in people, organizations, businesses, and the world. We are dedicated to sustainability efforts and are working to become more involved in social, economic, and environmental improvement projects.

Sustainability is an attempt to provide the best outcomes for the human and natural environments both now and into the indefinite future. It relates to the continuity of economic, social, institutional and environmental aspects of human society, as well as the non-human environment. It is intended to be a means of configuring civilization and human activity so that society, its members and its economies are able to meet their needs and express their greatest potential in the present, while preserving biodiversity and natural ecosystems, and planning and acting for the ability to maintain these ideals in a very long term. Sustainability affects every level of organization, from the local neighborhood to the entire planet.
(from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sustainability - Click on the link for additional information)

The term "sustainable development" was adopted by the Agenda 21 program of the United Nations. The 1995 World Summit on Social Development further defined this term as "the framework for our efforts to achieve a higher quality of life for all people", in which "economic development, social development and environmental protection are interdependent and mutually reinforcing components"'. The 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development expanded this definition identifying the "three overarching objectives of sustainable development" to be (1) eradicating poverty, (2) protecting natural resources, and (3) changing unsustainable production and consumption patterns.
(from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sustainable_development - Click on the link for additional information)

Additional Websites

Other websites which will provide you with more information on Sustainability:
http://www.un.org/esa/sustdev/
http://portal.unesco.org/
http://www.wbcsd.org/
http://www.rootsandshoots.org/
http://www.epa.gov/sustainability/
http://www.globalexchange.org/
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