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Sustainability 2009, 1(1), 1-4; doi:10.3390/su1010001
Editorial

Sustainability: A Crucial Quest for Humanity - Welcome to a New Open Access Journal for a Growing Multidisciplinary Community

Received: 28 January 2009; Accepted: 3 March 2009 / Published: 3 March 2009
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Excerpt: Sustainability, although often hard to define precisely, is a rapidly growing area of study that is becoming increasingly applied in diverse areas. The definition put forth in 1983 by the World Commission on Environment and Development, informally known as the Brundtland Commission, captures many aspects of the topic. That commission defined sustainable development as “development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” Other attempts have been made to define what we mean when we refer to sustainability or strive to achieve it as an objective. Despite the differences in definitions, a key theme that emerges is that sustainability is a concept that needs to be incorporated in many if not all of the activities that people undertake. [...]
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Rosen, M.A. Sustainability: A Crucial Quest for Humanity - Welcome to a New Open Access Journal for a Growing Multidisciplinary Community. Sustainability 2009, 1, 1-4.

AMA Style

Rosen MA. Sustainability: A Crucial Quest for Humanity - Welcome to a New Open Access Journal for a Growing Multidisciplinary Community. Sustainability. 2009; 1(1):1-4.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Rosen, Marc A. 2009. "Sustainability: A Crucial Quest for Humanity - Welcome to a New Open Access Journal for a Growing Multidisciplinary Community." Sustainability 1, no. 1: 1-4.

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