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This guide is designed for interdisciplinary research in sustainability.


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The K-State Libraries Sustainability Matrix seeks to: Develop, promote, and support opportunities for K-State students, faculty, staff and community members to discover and partner on projects related to sustainability. Advocate for and participate in sustainability-related initiatives through collaboration on sustainability-focused projects and through the discovery and sharing of resources.

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What is Sustainability?

Sustainable development is our ability to "meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs." — 1987 Our Common Future (Brundtland Report) World Commission on Environment and Development

" create and maintain conditions under which man and nature can exist in productive harmony, and fulfill the social, economic, and other requirements of present and future generations of Americans." — 1969 National Environmental Protection Act

"Sustainable development is economic growth that will benefit present and future generations without detrimentally affecting the resources or biological systems of the planet." — President's Council on Sustainable Development


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