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Shaping a sustainable future is the most pressing issue of our time. To insure the long-term well being of our planet and people, we must consider the environmental, economic and socially just/cultural impacts of our decisions. These realms are interconnected. The issues that challenge our campuses and our communities – growth pressures, financial viability, energy resources, tolerance, affordable housing, employment, loss of biodiversity, preservation of green space, encroachment upon public lands, health – each have at their core these interrelated strands of economic, environmental, and social/cultural factors.
When we come to understand their interconnectedness, we realize we must problem solve collaboratively and consider data from many sectors to make responsible decisions that are good for the short- and long-term well being of our communities. Diverse stakeholder participation in community problem solving is crucial to achieving the UN Brundtland Commission’s promise of sustainability - “intergenerational fairness.”