Date: Wed, 9 Sep 2009 09:19:26 -0500
Reply-To: "Tsiakals, Nicholas John" <tsiakals**At_Symbol_Here**ILLINOIS.EDU>
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From: "Tsiakals, Nicholas John" <tsiakals**At_Symbol_Here**ILLINOIS.EDU>
Subject: sustainability definition

As I was reading my September 2009 issue of Chemical Engineering Progress this morning, I came across an article “What Doe s It Mean To Be Green?” by Phillip E. Savage, PE, from University of Michigan.  While discussing various definitions of sustainability, he writes:

There is a general understa nding that the desired outcomes from sustainability

are to sustain economic pro sperity (however defined) and a high quality of life

(however defined) for all, while protecting the natural systems of the planet.

That seemed rather concise.  Thought this might a dd to the discussion.



Nicholas J. Tsiakals

Division of Research Safety

Chemical Safety Section

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

(217) 244 - 0682


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