I did not attend the sustainability office visit. I learned from the presentation that sustainability is meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. I also learned that sustainability is good stewardship and that we are not here to save the planet. I now understand better that our actions have consequences. In my career as an interior designer, I could use recycled materials and companies that push towards conservation. In my life, I can use natural light instead of always keeping electrical lights turned on during the day. I can also recycle materials and carpool more with my friends if we are all going to the same location. I can turn off lights as part of my daily practice to help conserve energy. I can also reuse textbooks by doing textbook buybacks and donations.
Is sustainability a wicked problem? How? What ways would you solve sustainability?