08 Aug '11, 1pm

How important is sustainability? Here's what EPA's science advisor, Paul Anastas, had to say

How important is sustainability? Here's what EPA's science advisor, Paul Anastas, had to say

While continuing to advance the kinds of cutting edge research efforts that are the hallmark of EPA, we also are taking ambitious steps to ensure that we are as effective as we can be for the American people. These steps, known collectively as the “Path Forward,” ensure that all of EPA’s scientific work is conducted in a way that advances the goal of sustainability. In its common definition, sustainability means meeting the needs of the current generation while preserving the ability of future generations to meet their needs. At EPA, it means doing all that we can to not only protect Americans today, but also to ensure a healthy environment for our children, their children, and beyond. Achieving this ambitious goal will require the best minds to work together across disciplines in an atmosphere of innovation and creativity. It will also require broad thinking and a holisti...

Full article: http://www.epa.gov/sciencematters/august2011/executive-me...

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