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What is Sustainability?
A timeline created by the International Institute for Sustainable Development that presents important moments in sustainable development from 1962-2012
In 1987 the Brundtland Commission of the United Nations defined sustainable development as "development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs." --Our Common Future
"The sustainability revolution is nothing less than a rethinking and remaking of our role in the natural world. It is a recalibration of human intentions to coincide with the way the biophysical world works."
--David Orr, preface, The Sustainability Revolution: Portrait of a Paradigm Shift
Auburn University offers a Minor in Sustainability. The following link leads to information on the program.
Sciences and Engineering
Pollution Abstracts (AU only)
- Provides citations and abstracts to the literatures of scientific
research and government policymaking. Topics are covered from the
standpoints of atmosphere, emissions, mathematical models, effects on
people and animals, and environmental action in response to global
Environmental Sciences & Pollution Management (AU only)
- Provides citations and abstracts to the literature of the environmental
sciences. The citations describe journal articles, conference
proceedings, technical reports, monographs and selected books and
Science Direct (AU only)
- Science Direct provides full-text access to over 500 journals
mostly in the sciences. There are many articles that deal with sustainability studies. Access to almost all the publications is
available after setting up a personal a profile. A good way to get into
Science Direct is to search it using the SCIRUS interface that searches selected web pages as well as scholarly articles.
Academic Search Premier (AU only)
- Covers abstracts and indexing for over 3,000 scholarly journals and features full text articles for over 1,200 journals since 1990.
Nexis Uni (AU only)
- Indexes newspapers, business, legal, and medical resources. Also includes sections on quotations, and polls and surveys.
Rare Books, Sociology, Anthropology, Social Work Librarian