There are many definitions of sustainability, read what others have said. Presently, the field of sustainability integrates many disciplines including; economic development, the natural and built environment, energy efficiency, food systems and justice, and social equity.
San Francisco State University founded its Campus Wide Sustainability Committee in the fall of 2008. The committee works with faculty, students, staff, and administrators to stimulate discussion and ideas to facilitate the adoption of practices, policies and projects designed to improve the future environmental, social and economic sustainability of the campus community.
More resources will be added to this section to help outline the importance of sustainability and energy efficiency. For now, a guide to phantom energy shows the many changes needed to make energy efficient appliances. Phantom energy refers to the energy an appliance uses even in the 'off' mode.