Going Beyond Eco Friendly UMich Engineering blog Sept 19 2013

Sustainability is a hot word right now. Everywhere you look, you see people, products and institutions touting their “green” practices with labels that read “environmentally-friendly” or “low impact.”

But, if you consider the full meaning of the word “sustainable,” it doesn’t boil down to just being eco-friendly. It’s about much more than that.

“When you start to unpack the word sustainable and think about what it really means, a big part of that becomes creating a system that will really be used and maintained,” said James Holloway, vice provost for Global and Engaged Education at the University of Michigan. . . .