- n. the ability to sustain something
- n. ecology 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, planning and acting for the ability to maintain these ideals for future generations
- n. the property of being sustainable
“There’s sustainability and then there’s *sustainability*.”
“Solutions are sought, but the phrase "sustainability practices" is often bandied about as a potential panacea for job creation without direction.”
“In an era when the term "sustainability" is increasingly cast as mere jargon, it is worth noting a sincere and authentic application of family, business and building which gives credence to the term.”
“I was trying to make the point that we have the means to do quantitative, whole-system analysis of our material and energy impacts, rather than leave the term sustainability as just a fuzzy green word that could mean recycling the newspaper or maybe even driving a hybrid.”
“Despite its popularity, the term sustainability is used in a wide variety of ways with a plethora of meanings.”
“In 1987, the term 'sustainability' officially shifted from financial to environmental when Norwegian Prime Minister Gro Harlem Brundtland in a key United Nations report coined the original definition, "Meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generation to meet their own needs.”
“In 1993 this group first used the term sustainability when setting its goals.”
“In many ways, the term sustainability has become synonymous with responsibility for consumers or just 'doing the right thing'.”
“According to the research, there is much greater awareness of the term sustainability and it has some impact on the way consumers purchase their food:”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘sustainability’.
A combined list of
1. EU Buzz - single words
2. EU Buzz - collocations
3. EU Buzz - the 100 most active
absorption capacity, absorption rate, acceding country, accession candidate, accession countries, accession country, accession criteria, accession cycle, accession negotia..., accession partner..., accession priorities, accession treaty and 2650 more...
Use these and get promoted
The bang, the cannonade,
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Buzzwords of our time
Interesting, there is a traditional vocabulary of an Ukrainian, that differs from vocabulary of average American. It would be nice to explore it.
1. Strictly EU terms with special European meaning used only in the EU
2. Keywords central to the understanding of the EU (people working for the EU are usually able to give thematic...
Words related to energy, and the saving thereof.
*possibly* some interesting / noteworthy twitter hashtags
( randomness )
An Ecosystem of earth/life-related words.
Assembly of Europ..., Connecting Europe..., European Centre f..., European Cohesion..., European Regional..., European territor..., LIFE+ Regulation, SAPARD, Structural Policy, backward region, cohesion policy, public procurement and 40 more...
just for hahas
one word (preferably / not a must). terms that solved, help solve or theoretically will solve the world's problems (past, present, future).
these can be general, umbrella terms or...
executive agency, societal engagement, reference point, service contract, synergy, focussing, local authority, mutual understanding, sustainability, participation, initiative, dimension and 60 more...
Words describing a future that may or may not be entirely grounded in reality. Not to be used for predictive purposes. I do not have the gift of premonition. In fact, all these ideas come from popu...
Looking for tweets for sustainability.