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This is a guide to quality resources on sustainability, climate, the environment, and related topics.

What is Sustainability?

Written in 1987, "Our Common Future", also known as the Brundtland Report, documents the tough conversations and questions that climate change prompted up to then--those questions continue now. How do nations strike a balance between resource management and progress? This document was published by the World Commission on Environment and Development (WCED), a part of the United Nations.

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Sustainable Development

Adopted by UN Member States in 2015, the Sustainable Development Goals "are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and improve the lives and prospects of everyone, everywhere."

Here are some examples of search terms that you might use depending on your topic:

  • Sustainability
  • Sustainable Development
  • Green Movement

....and more! Check out the different pages of this guide for additional suggestions for more specific topics related to sustainability.

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Research Guides

Research Guides are resources created by Bentley Librarians to guide you through research. These guides will contain a map of best bet resources of where to find information and search tips to make the research process easier. A research guide may include a list of relevant databases to search in, suggested search terms, recommended book titles, lists of websites, and more. Browse our list of Research Guides to see if one has been created for your class, a subject area, or a topic you are researching.

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