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Learning about Sustainability - Starting Points

Welcome.  Our class will include course-relevant material about sustainability.  Review this page for basic information, plus Brookhaven and DCCCD resources important to this course.

What is Sustainability?

Simply put, sustainability is the capacity to endure. Broadly speaking, sustainability is about living in harmony with all of life on this planet.

"Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs." –United Nations' Bruntland Commission of 1987

Three Dimensions of Sustainability

A sustainable future depends on three (3) interrelated dimensions (pillars) of sustainability; ecological integrity, economic vitality, and social equity.

UN Sustainable Development Goals

DCCCD uses the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a framework for teaching our students, employees and community members about sustainability. We emphasize the following SDG goals, which directly align with our Board of Trustees' priorities.

DCCCD-aligned Goals
  •  Quality education
  •  Decent work and economic growth
  •  Reduced income inequalities
  •  Industry, innovation and infrastructure
  •  No poverty
  •  Zero hunger
  •  Good health and well-being
  •  Partnerships for the goals

Further Information

Learn about our Green Team Coalition, Windmill Garden for native plants, and other sustainable initiatives and resources with Sustainable Brookhaven.

Learn about district-wide sustainability initiatives and teaching resources with
Sustainable DCCCD.

Find  research on sustainability and the environment with Brookhaven Library's Sustainability Research Guide.


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