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from Merriam Webster:

sus·tain·able

adj sə-ˈstā-nə-bəl

 

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>
 
sus·tain·abil·i·ty-ˌstā-nə-ˈbi-lə-tē noun
sus·tain·ably-ˈstā-nə-blē adverb  
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    In every deliberation, we must consider the impact of our decisions on the next seven generations.

- Iroquois proverb         

 
Sustainability diagram showing ecology, economy and society as interconnecting, and bound by Environment represented as Earth
Image credit:  Date=23 December 2008 |Author=User:Travelplanner 
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ecology_Society_Economy_diagram_Earth_background.jpg  

   

Rider University embarked on energy reductions and sustainability projects after Mordechai Rozanski, President, signed the President's Climate Commitment. In response to this initiative, the Energy and Sustainability Steering Committee (ESSC) was formed in February 2007 with the mission to commence Rider University's responsibilities to this commitment.  This steering committee is composed of students, staff and faculty, and has a website that describes its activities: Broncs Go Green. Please visit this site for more information on the Rider University's efforts to achieve reductions energy use and sustainability for both the Lawrenceville and Princeton campuses.

 

Broncs Go Green

 

(credit: de:wikipedia:Benutzer:Nyxos)

Rider University now has a new Sustainability Studies minor! Information on course requirements, internships, faculty and staff, and additional links are resources can be found at http://www.rider.edu/academics/colleges-schools/claes/liberal-arts-programs/sustainability-studies.

This research guide is an attempt to provide information resources on the topic of sustainability, a very diverse, interdisciplinary subject. The tabs at the top of the guide can be clicked to view the types of resources found physically in Moore Library, or online. This list is not all inclusive and are considered starting points for research on any of the topics covered.

 

Check out the Rider Community Garden on the Lawrenceville campus and the Rider's Green Acres blog!

To learn more about Rider University's sustainability efforts, visit the Sustainable Campus web site.

 

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