Sustainability means behaving in ways today can be sustained long into the future. In other words, our actions today must be considerate of the actions that will be taken in the future.
Every action we take, big or small, has an impact. We may not see this impact right away or feel it directly, but the impact is there. Our world is in a precarious place with climate change; the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change calls on everyone to take action immediately if we hope for a prosperous world. This includes all of us at the University of Waterloo. Our actions have impacts from local to global scales, and finding ways to embed sustainability throughout our community will help fulfill our roles in this global movement towards prosperity.