Sustainability means meeting society's present needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Sustainability considers economic, social, and environmental factors to make decisions that enhance personal and community well-being.
Here are a few ways to start thinking about sustainability before you go!
• Take a Lifestyle Awareness Quiz and calculate your ecological footprint. (http://www.footprintnetwork.org/en/index.php/GFN/page/calculators/)
• Travel to destinations that have been deemed as striving towards sustainability. Check out Ethical Traveler (http://www.ethicaltraveler.org)
• Offset the greenhouse gases from your air travel- Study Abroad air travel is the 4th largest greenhouse gas source at CSB. Carbon offsets can occur in many forms- from paying an outside provider to finance renewable energy projects to reducing your emissions in the US by using CFL light bulbs, biking more, etc.