In my current course, Sustainability and Education, we had to start by watching a lecture by Jason Hamilton, who is a professor at Ithaca College. “Meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs” is too simple a definition for sustainability. We have to define what is being sustained and how long do we sustain it for. Sustainability means more than just environmentalism, which is how it is usually referenced. Everything that we need to survive does not just depend on the natural environment.