There’s no single definition of sustainability, but it’s definitely a lot more than environmentalism. The good news is that the complexity of sustainability is part of what makes it so interesting. Discover more about the history, scope, and vocabulary of sustainability here.
What is Sustainability?
Take a quick tour of some sustainability basics created by MOOS interns.
Glossary of Key Terms
Check out a glossary of key sustainability terms used at McGill.
Sustainability Primer (University of Alberta)
This Primer on sustainability from the University of Alberta is a great introduction to the history of the idea and the movement.
McGill Resources for Understanding Sustainability
One Vision, 23 Goals, and 14 priority actions that set the direction for sustainability at McGill.
A list of courses on sustainability offered here at McGill.
A list of McGill professors who incorporate sustainability content into their courses.
Final reports from some past applied student research projects at McGill, many related to sustainability.
A continually evolving space where McGill students, floor fellows and staff can learn about anti-oppression and its relationship to sustainability.
Sustainability courses from around the web
Offered through Columbia University’s Earth Institute, The Age of Sustainable Development explores the concept from several important angles.
An online Introduction to Sustainability offered by the University of Illinois with an emphasis on the environmental roots of the movement.