"Sustainable development involves a confusing discussion about where you fit into the bigger picture and the future of the world."
Group of trainee classroom assistants
"The definition that refers forward to future generations (ie looking after the biosphere including human beings and their needs) is a good one as I think that consumer capitalism is unsustainable."
Tutor in Initial Teacher Education
"I think sustainability is about living in the present so as not to foreclose on the future. This relates principally to living systems and has implications for individuals, communities, societies and the global community as they inter-relate with the natural world on which they are irreducibly dependent."