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Virtual Displays: Sustainability & Environmental Justice

This guide showcases eBook versions of physical displays at the Fr. Leonard Alvey Library.

Sustainability and Environmental Justice with buildings covered in plants

What is sustainability and environmental justice about?

  • Sustainable development grew out of the environmental movement and increasing concern of the global population, dependency on nonrenewable resources, pollution, and economic inequality.
  • Environmental sustainability focuses on healthy ecosystems, including minimizing stressors on the environment, reducing pollution and consumption while increasing the use of renewable resources, and protecting and restoring natural habitats.
  • Environmental justice refers to ensuring fair treatment of all people in regard to environmental laws and policies and their outcomes.
  • International efforts to promote sustainability include the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

"Sustainability." Gale Opposing Viewpoints Online Collection, Gale, 2021. Gale in Context: Opposing Viewpoints,

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