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Olin Library: Sustainability : Get Started


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For a lengthy article that examines sustainability under the broad headings Definitions, Conceptual Issues in Sustainability Thinking, The Phenomenon of Change Resistance, and Precautionary Principles, go to Wikipedia. In addition to its discussion of issues, it provides links to dozens of other Wikipedia articles treating related or narrower topics. It also includes a bibliography of core titles on sustainability.

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