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Welcome to Shoreline Community College's Sustainability LibGuide! This guide provides an overview of this vast topic and includes links to books, databases, and online resources about Sustainability. This guide is not meant to be exhaustive, but rather to provide starting points for your research. It is a work-in-progress, and users are invited to recommend resources that they believe would be of interest to their fellow students and faculty members .
What is Sustainability?
It is difficulty to define sustainability because it is a topic that encompasses so many fields of study such as agriculture, education, social justice, politics, climate change and economics to name just a few. According to the Oxford English Dictionary the general definition of sustainability is "the property of being environmentally sustainable, the degree to which a process or enterprise is able to be maintained or continued while avoiding the long term depletion of natural resources."