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What is Sustainability?
Simply stated, sustainability is meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
It is an emphasis on the future rather than the present. It is a shift in operating practices to consider ecological and social issues along with resources and budget. It is a way of life. It is a shift to see the world from a different perspective - one that ensures long-term economic benefits while preserving the environment and concentrating on the advancement of diversity and equality.
In higher education, sustainability incorporates curricula, research, operations, mission and planning, purchasing, community outreach and partnerships, professional development, and student life.
Why is Sustainability Important?
As consumption increases and life-sustaining resources decline, we are faced with a growing crisis for the earth to sustain the demand for its resources.
CMU is concerned about our community, our state and our planet. By focusing on sustainability, CMU will be contributing to a better world and providing students with a model to employ in their future endeavors.
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