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This is one of the most popular search questions about sustainability on the Web.

There is no one definition although a popular one cited is the Brundtland Commission of the United Nations of March 20, 1987: “sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”  The soul of sustainability is our interconnectedness of Mother Earth and her children through to the next seven generations. 

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What does sustainability mean? by Max Wilbert
July 02, 2019

Working for the people of our future - become a society of the future. Max Wilbert is an organizer, writer, and wilderness guide.

He is the author of two books, most recently: Bright Green Lies: How the Environmental Movement Lost Its Way and What We Can Do About It (Monkfish 2021 — co-authored with Derrick Jensen and Lierre Keith).

Max is also an essayist whose work has been translated into six languages. He wrote the introduction to the French-language translation of the Earth First! Direct Action Manual.

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