Dr. George Pimentel, Director of the Honors Program, said sustainability is a hot topic. . He asked the question: “Can we continue to do business as usual?”
So, what is sustainability? It's being a method of harvesting or using a resource so that the resource is not depleted or permanently.
“The bottom line is how do we continue to exist as people in a global society and keep our living level the way it is and exist on this planet as a species with all the other living millions of animals and plants on this planet without using up all the nonrenewable resources on the planet?” asked Parris Powers.
“Americans are a very consuming people,” said Powers. “If everyone in the world consumed like we did, it would be like having 50 billion people on the planet.”
Many people are concerned about what they call greed and consumerism across the world and especially here in America. They believe that individuals should work on finding a way to coexist without the over consumption of natural resources.