What is 'Sustainability'?

The process of sustainability is a pathway of continual improvement where actions protect and enhance human and natural resources needed by future generations to enjoy a quality of life equal to or greater than our own.

The Sustainability Wheel

The Sustainability Wheel is a visual representation of the key issues and outcomes involved in achieving greater sustainability at Dalhousie University.

At the center of the framework is academic life. This represents governance issues, student life, and academic achievement. The orange ring represents the resources and infrastructure which support academic life. Dalhousie's positive sustainability outcomes are represented in yellow, and outputs that we aim to reduce in blue.