Sustainability can be lowering energy use by turning off computers
when idle, using our purchasing power to support recycled or tree-free
products, or organizing composting in dining halls.
"Sustainability is a possible way of living or being in which individuals, firms,
governments, and other institutions act responsibly
in taking care of the future
as if it belonged to them today, in equitably sharing the ecological resources on which the
survival of humans and other species depends, and in assuring that all who live today in
the future will be able to satisfy their needs and human aspirations."(John Ehrenfeld, MIT).
Other campus groups working on sustainability issues:
Engineers Without Borders
and a more general site on
environmental work on campus.