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What is Sustainability

Environmental sustainability can be defined as meeting the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. It can also include maintaining the factors and practices that contribute to the quality of the environment. Sustainability is threatened by human activities such as pollution and degradation or over-exploitation of natural resources.

The Environment Protection Authority acknowledges the Tasmanian Aboriginal people as the traditional custodians of lutruwita (Tasmania) and pays respect to their Elders, past and present.