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Sustainability is a lens through which to view all issues. The sustainability movement encompasses environmental justice and social justice, because one cannot be obtained without the other. It means living life to the fullest without compromising future generations' ability to do so. It respects the interconectedness of all life and acknowledges the responsibility that each person has to consider the effects that his actions have on other life forms, both living and to be born.
The sustainability revolution is begining! Watch out you styrofoam using, carbon cycle ignoring, TV worshiping members of American consumer culture.
by Holly and Melissa October 19, 2005
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A word that left leaning urban Caucasians coined to feel good about themselves.
Joe: I like shopping at Whole Foods because they have a strong sense of sustainability.

Mike: You want sustainability? Go find a piece of land, work that shit, do your own thing, quit being a pussy, and shut the fuck up!
by rastarealist April 08, 2010
The ability to endure a balence of economic, social and environmenal well being now and in the future.
learned about sustainability in geography class.
by zMeeKeRz November 15, 2011
1. A hippy dippy cosmic cupcake term loosely applied to just about everything environment related to sound like you know what the fuck you're talking about.
I was at the Co-op the other day eating vegan snickerdoodle, when a girl complemented my hemp bracelet. I started talking about how the bracelet and the vegan snickerdoodle were related to sustainability, she was so impressed I ended up giving her...the sustainable d.
by Professor T. Bigglesworth April 29, 2015
The Ability To Sustain Oneself.
I have the ability to sustain myself, so I have sustainability!
by Anna Hopkins April 07, 2008

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