This guide is designed to support interdisciplinary research in sustainability.

Library Research Guide


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The K-State Libraries Sustainability Team 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.

Sustainability Team Members 

  • Carol Sevin: Academic Services Librarian (Science Team)

  • Livia Olsen: Academic Services Librarian (Science Team)

  • Alisha Rall: Academic Services Librarian (Arts, Humanities, and Design Team)

  • Helena Egbert: Processing Archivist

  • Cody Hackett: Electronic Resources Librarian

Library Help: Additional Contacts 

What is Sustainability?

Sustainability means meeting our own needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. — 1987 Our Common Future (Brundtland Report) World Commission on Environment and Development

Sustainability is the ability to 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