It’s a big word, and one we hear all the time in the modern world.
But what does it actually mean?
The Cambridge dictionary defines ‘sustainability’ as;
The quality of being able to continue over a period of time.
The quality of causing little or no damage to the environment and therefore able to continue for a long time. 
Longevity is therefore key to sustainability. Which makes it big. And can make it seem like an impossible problem, which is difficult to do anything about.
The world we live in is one which constantly throws messages at us. Every day we see melting ice caps and forests on fire. It can be crushing, anxiety inducing and at worst paralysing.
For some time now though, I’ve taken a simple attitude;
Small things add up.
I can’t put out a forest fire, save a species or keep the sea from rising in a day. There are little things which I can control though. Over days, weeks, months and years, these small things add up to big changes.
Sustainability does not have to be a big scary word we can’t do anything about. We all have a role to play, and it is amazing how many things around us we can influence to make that big change.
You can help too. Here is a big list of practical things anyone can do.
Anyone can be a sustainability hero. Little things add up. Together can make a change.