This page is an index of sustainability articles.
Adiabatic lapse rate - Air pollution control - Air pollution dispersion modeling - Alb-Leisa - Allotment (gardening) - Alternative energy - American Green Chamber of Commerce - Anaerobic digestion - Anthropogenic - Anthroposystem - Applied Sustainability - Appropriate technology - Aquaculture - Aquatic ecosystem - Ashden Awards
Back-to-the-land movement - Bagasse - Behavioral ecology - Biobutanol - Biodegradable plastics - Bioenergy - Bioenergy Village - Biofuel in Brazil - Biofuel in the United States - Biofuel - Biofuelwatch - Biogas - Biogas powerplant - Biogeochemistry - Blue bag
Carbon accounting - Carbon Economy - Carbon footprint - Catchwater - Causal layered analysis - Center for Environmental Technology - Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production - Circles of Sustainability - Clean technology - Cleaner production - Climate change - Coal depletion - Commission on Sustainable Development - Compost - Composting - Confederation of European Environmental Engineering Societies - Conservation biology - Conservation Commons - Conservation development - Conservation ethic - Conservation movement - Consumables - Convention on the Prohibition of Military or Any Other Hostile Use of Environmental Modification Techniques - Cornucopian - Corporate social responsibility - Corporate sustainability - Cradle to Cradle Design - Cultural sustainability
Deforestation - Demography - Depopulation - Desertification - Directive on the Promotion of the use of biofuels and other renewable fuels for transport - Diseases of poverty - Downsizer - Drawbridge mentality - Dixon Golf
Earth Charter - Earth observation satellite - Earthscan - Eco hotels - Eco-cities - Eco-efficiency - Eco-industrial park - Eco-sufficiency - Ecoforestry - Ecolabel - Ecological deficit - Ecological economics - Ecological footprint - Ecological humanities - Ecological literacy - Ecological sanitation - Ecological threshold - Ecologically sustainable development - Ecosharing - Ecosystem - Ecotax - Ecotechnology - Ecotourism - Ecovillages - Electric vehicle - Emissions trading - Energy conservation - Energy content of biofuel - Energy crop - Energy density - Energy descent - Energy development - Energy economics - Efficient energy use - Energy Globe Award - Energy Policy Act of 2005 - Energy saving modules - Energy security - Environmental accounting - Environmental and social studies - Environmental archaeology - Environmental audits - Environmental benefits of vegetarianism - Environmental biotechnology - Environmental Change Network - Environmental chemistry - Environmental concerns with electricity generation - Environmental consulting - Environmental control system - Environmental defense - Environmental design - Environmental design and planning - Environmental disaster - Environmental determinism - Environmental economics - Environmental effects of fishing - Environmental effects on physiology - Environmental engineering - Environmental enterprise - Environmental ethics - Environmental factor - Environmental finance - Environmental geography - Environmental geology - Environmental gradient - Environmental hazard - Environmental health - Environmental impact assessment - Environmental impact report - Environmental Information Regulations 2004 - Environmental journalism - Environmental justice - Environmental law - Environmental Law Service - Environmental Life Force - Environmental management - Environmental management scheme - Environmental Measurements Laboratory - Environmental medicine - Environmental microbiology - Environmental Modeling Center - Environmental movement - Environmental movement in New Zealand - Environmental movement in the United States - Environmental planning - Environmental preservation - Environmental pricing reform - Environmental protection in Japan - Environmental psychology - Environmental Quality Improvement Act - Environmental racism - Environmental racism in Europe - Environmental remediation - Environmental Research Letters - Environmental restoration - Environmental Risk Management Authority - Environmental science - Environmental security - Environmental skepticism - Environmental sociology - Environmental standard - Environmental studies - Environmental suit - Environmental Sustainability Index - Environmental technology - Environmental Technology Laboratory - Environmental Technology Verification Program - Environmental toxins and fetal development - Environmental transport association - Environmental vandalism - Environmental vegetarianism - Environmental, Safety and Health Communication - Environmentalism - EPA Sustainability - Epidemics - Ethanol fuel - Ethical consumerism - Eugenics - European Biofuels Technology Platform -
Factory Green - Famine - Farmer field school - Five Capitals - Food Race - Food Routes Network - Food security - Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 - Foreshoreway
Gasification - Global Environment Outlook - Global Reporting Initiative - Global warming - Glossary of climate change - Glossary of environmental science - Green anarchy - Green banking - Green brands - Green building - Green cities - Green cleaning - Green computing - Green conventions - Green crude - Green development - Green Earth Market - Green energy design - Green gross domestic product - Green museum - Green Revolution - Green syndicalism - Ground-coupled heat exchanger
Hannover Principles - Heating oil - Holocene extinction event - Hubbert Peak Theory - Human development index - Human development theory - Human migration - Humanistic capitalism - Hybrid vehicle - Hydrogen technologies
Immigration - Immigration reduction - Impact investing - Import substitution industries - Inclusive business - Industrial biotechnology - Industrial ecology - Industrial symbiosis - Industrial wastewater treatment - Inhabitat - Institute for Sustainable Communication - Integrated catchment management - Integrated Multi-trophic Aquaculture - International Institute for Environment and Development - International Year of Forests
Joint Forest Management -
Langkawi Declaration - Life cycle assessment - Lifeboat ethics - List of climate change topics - List of conservation topics - List of environmental degrees - List of environmental health hazards - List of environmental issues - List of environmental studies topics - List of global sustainability statistics - List of large wind farms - List of religious populations - List of renewable energy topics by country - List of sustainability programs in North America - List of vegetable oils - Local food - Low impact development - Low-carbon economy
Maldevelopment - Material efficiency - Material input per unit of service - Medieval demography - Megalopolis (city type) - Melbourne Principles - Metapattern - Mitigation of peak oil - Multiple chemical sensitivity - Micro-Sustainability
National Venture Capital Association -Venture_capital Natural building - Natural resource management - Net metering - New Classical Architecture - New Urbanism -
O2 Global Network - Oceanway - Over-consumption - Overpopulation
Participatory technology development - Peak coal - Peak copper - Peak gas - Peak oil - Peak uranium - Permaculture - Permeable paving - Photovoltaic array - Photovoltaics in transport - Population ageing - Population biology - Population control - Population decline - Population density - Population ecology - Population growth - Population pyramid - Promession - Public ecology
Radical sustainability - Rain garden - Rainwater tank - Reconciliation ecology - Recycling - Reef Check - Renewable energy development - Renewable energy - Renewable resources - Rio Declaration on Environment and Development - Risks to civilization, humans and planet Earth
Seafood watch - Self-sufficiency - Seven generation sustainability - Silicon valley - Simple living - Smithsonian Environmental Research Center - Soil conservation - Soil erosion - Soil health - Solar cell - Solar heating - Solar lamp - Solar power - Solar power satellite - Solar savings fraction - Spaceship earth - Straight vegetable oil - Strategic Environmental Assessment - Strategic Sustainable Development - Sustainability - Sustainability accounting - Sustainability Appraisal - Sustainability governance - Sustainability organisations - Sustainability reporting - Sustainable advertising - Sustainable agriculture - Sustainable architecture - Sustainable art - Sustainable building - Sustainable business - Sustainable city - Sustainable community - Sustainable design - Sustainable development - Sustainable distribution - Sustainable food system - Sustainable energy - Sustainable fashion - Sustainable forest management - Sustainable habitat - Sustainable industries - Sustainable landscape architecture - Sustainable lighting - Sustainable living - Sustainable national income - Sustainable packaging - Sustainable procurement - Sustainable product development - Sustainable product development and design - Sustainable regional development - Sustainable resource extraction - Sustainable sanitation - Sustainable technology - Sustainable tourism - Sustainable transport - Sustainable urban drainage systems - Sustainable urban infrastructure -
The 2010 Imperative - The good life - The Human Farm (book) - The Institution of Environmental Sciences - The Natural Step - The People & Planet Green League - The Science of Survival - Tragedy of the commons - Transition Towns -
United Nations Environment Programme - Urban density - Urban horticulture - Urban oasis - Urban sprawl
Value of Earth - Variable retention - Vegetable oil economy
Waste management - Waste vegetable oil - Waste water treatment - Water conservation - Water crisis - Water purification - Wave farm - Weak and strong sustainability - White flight - Wind power - Wind power in the United Kingdom - Wind turbine - World energy consumption - World largest cities
The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to sustainable agriculture:
A renewable resource is a natural resource which will replenish to replace the portion depleted by usage and consumption, either through natural reproduction or other recurring processes in a finite amount of time in a human time scale. Renewable resources are a part of Earth's natural environment and the largest components of its ecosphere. A positive life cycle assessment is a key indicator of a resource's sustainability.
Industrial ecology (IE) is the study of material and energy flows through industrial systems. The global industrial economy can be modelled as a network of industrial processes that extract resources from the Earth and transform those resources into commodities which can be bought and sold to meet the needs of humanity. Industrial ecology seeks to quantify the material flows and document the industrial processes that make modern society function. Industrial ecologists are often concerned with the impacts that industrial activities have on the environment, with use of the planet's supply of natural resources, and with problems of waste disposal. Industrial ecology is a young but growing multidisciplinary field of research which combines aspects of engineering, economics, sociology, toxicology and the natural sciences.
Sustainable living describes a lifestyle that attempts to reduce an individual's or society's use of the Earth's natural resources, and one's personal resources. It is often called as "earth harmony living" or "net zero living". Its practitioners often attempt to reduce their ecological footprint by altering their methods of transportation, energy consumption, and/or diet. Its proponents aim to conduct their lives in ways that are consistent with sustainability, naturally balanced, and respectful of humanity's symbiotic relationship with the Earth's natural ecology. The practice and general philosophy of ecological living closely follows the overall principles of sustainable development.
Eco-capitalism, also known as environmental capitalism or (sometimes) green capitalism, is the view that capital exists in nature as "natural capital" on which all wealth depends. Therefore, governments should use market-based policy-instruments to resolve environmental problems.
Environmental technology (envirotech), green technology (greentech) or clean technology (cleantech) is the application of one or more of environmental science, green chemistry, environmental monitoring and electronic devices to monitor, model and conserve the natural environment and resources, and to curb the negative impacts of human involvement. The term is also used to describe sustainable energy generation technologies such as photovoltaics, wind turbines, bioreactors, etc. Sustainable development is the core of environmental technologies. The term environmental technologies is also used to describe a class of electronic devices that can promote sustainable management of resources.
Sustainable cities, urban sustainability, or eco-city is a city designed with consideration for social, economic, environmental impact, and resilient habitat for existing populations, without compromising the ability of future generations to experience the same. These cities are inhabited by people whom are dedicated towards minimizing required inputs of energy, water, food, waste, output of heat, air pollution - CO
2, methane, and water pollution. Richard Register first coined the term "ecocity" in his 1987 book Ecocity Berkeley: Building Cities for a Healthy Future, where he offers innovative city planning solutions that would work anywhere. Other leading figures who envisioned the sustainable city are architect Paul F Downton, who later founded the company Ecopolis Pty Ltd, as well as authors Timothy Beatley and Steffen Lehmann, who have written extensively on the subject. The field of industrial ecology is sometimes used in planning these cities.
The natural environment commonly referred to simply as the environment, is all living and non-living things that occur naturally on Earth or some part of it. This includes complete ecological units that function as natural systems without massive human intervention, including all vegetation, animals, microorganisms, rocks, atmosphere and natural phenomena that occur within their boundaries. And it includes universal natural resources and physical phenomena that lack clear-cut boundaries, such as air, water, and climate, as well as energy, radiation, electric charge, and magnetism, not originating from human activity.
Ecological design or ecodesign is an approach to designing products with special consideration for the environmental impacts of the product during its whole lifecycle. It was defined by Sim Van der Ryn and Stuart Cowan as "any form of design that minimizes environmentally destructive impacts by integrating itself with living processes." Ecological design is an integrative ecologically responsible design discipline.
This is a list of climate change topics.
The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to sustainability:
Sustainability is the ability of a system to exist constantly at a cost, in a universe that evolves towards thermodynamic equilibrium, the state with maximum entropy. In the 21st century, it refers generally to the capacity for the biosphere and human civilization to coexist. It is also defined as the process of people maintaining change in a homeostasis balanced environment, in which the exploitation of resources, the direction of investments, the orientation of technological development and institutional change are all in harmony and enhance both current and future potential to meet human needs and aspirations. For many in the field, sustainability is defined through the following interconnected domains or pillars: environment, economic and social, which according to Fritjof Capra is based on the principles of Systems Thinking. Sub-domains of sustainable development have been considered also: cultural, technological and political. According to Our Common Future, Sustainable development is defined as development that "meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs." Sustainable development may be the organizing principle of sustainability, yet others may view the two terms as paradoxical.
A zero-carbon city runs entirely on renewable energy; it has no carbon footprint and will in this respect not cause harm to the planet. Most cities throughout the world produce energy by burning coal, oil and gas, unintentionally emitting carbon. Almost every activity humans do involves burning one of these fossil fuels. To become a zero carbon city, an established modern city must collectively reduce emissions of greenhouse gases to zero and all practices that emit greenhouse gases must cease. Also, renewable energy must supersede other non-renewable energy sources and become the sole source of energy, so a zero-carbon city is a renewable-energy-economy city. This transition which includes decarbonising electricity and zero-emission transport, is undertaken as a response to climate change. Zero-carbon cities maintain optimal living conditions while eliminating environmental impact. Instead of using established cities, many developers are starting from scratch in order to create a zero-carbon city. This way they can make sure every aspect of a city contributes to it being carbon free.
The natural environment, commonly referred to simply as the environment, includes all living and non-living things occurring naturally on Earth.
The history of sustainability traces human-dominated ecological systems from the earliest civilizations to the present. This history is characterized by the increased regional success of a particular society, followed by crises that were either resolved, producing sustainability, or not, leading to decline.
Environmentally Sustainable design is the philosophy of designing physical objects, the built environment, and services to comply with the principles of ecological sustainability.
Bioliquids are liquid fuels made from biomass for energy purposes other than transport.
The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to environmentalism, broad philosophy, ideology and social movement regarding concerns for environmental conservation and improvement of the health of the environment, particularly as the measure for this health seeks to incorporate the concerns of non-human elements. Environmentalism advocates the preservation, restoration and/or improvement of the natural environment, and may be referred to as a movement to control pollution.