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Sustainability is a paradigm for thinking about the future in which environmental, societal and economic considerations are balanced in the pursuit or an improved quality of life". (UNESCO 2015)

Choose an issue from the list below; explain the sustainability challenges from an environmental, social and economic point of view and discuss responses to these concerns that could help to achieve sustainability.

1. Food production
2. Extreme climate events
3. Consumerism
4. Resource usage in a professional workplace (e.g. hospital, school, law firm, etc.)
5. Tourism

Example: Promoting education on sustainability in schools

Focusing on the education aspect of sustainability in schools

Sustainability, education, schools, attitudes, awareness, promotion

Expand your search with:

Truncation symbol: *

enables a word to be searched by its stem

•sustainab* = sustainable, sustainability, sustaining

•educat* = educating, education, educated

Quotation Marks “ ”

enables you to search for a phrase

“primary school education”

"tertiary education"

"sustainability practices"

"environmental sustainability"

Your search strategy might be:

attitude* "tertiary education" sustainability "northern territory"

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