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Sustainability

As defined by the "Brundtland Commission" in 1987, sustainability is the ability to "meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs". In other words, it describes living within the limits of available natural, physical and social resources and in ways that allow our environment to thrive in perpetuity; a concept that can be summarised as: "enough, for all, forever". Sustainability approaches the issue of resource depletion holistically, unifying Environmental, Economical and Social concerns.

Sustainable Campus 
 

The Sustainability Team is based in Newcastle University's Estate Support Service. They are responsible for a variety of environmental sustainability issues including energy, waste management and travel planning.

They implement and maintain the:

Their work promotes and demonstrates continuous improvement in environmental and energy performance, ensuring best practice, statutory compliance and value for money.

Three pillars of sustainability