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We get asked to define sustainability all the time, and the answer to that question is vast and fantastically complicated. Every person in our office or even every person that you ask will give you a slightly different definition of sustainability. The beautiful reality is that sustainability can be whatever you want it to be because it applies to every aspect of life. 

You will find most people define sustainability by its three fundamental pillars, sometimes called the triple bottom line or the three p's.



United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

United Nations Sustainability Development Goals (SDGs)

The United Nations has complied a comprehensive list of 17 Sustainable Development Goals that set expectations for countries to move toward creating a more sustainable world.