Skip Nav
Decor Shopping
9 Items You Need Right Now From West Elm's Summer 2017 Collection
Barack Obama
The Obamas Traded the White House For This $5.3M Mansion
Celebrity Real Estate
Gisele Bündchen and Tom Brady's Apartment Might Be Even More Beautiful Than They Are

Sustainable

Definition: Sustainable

As the eco-living movement gets more mainstream, sustainable is quickly becoming one of the most buzzworthy adjectives. The word refers to a material resource that is harvested and used so that it is renewable and not permanently depleted, while "sustainable living" is lifestyle that doesn't deplete non-renewable resources.

Fossil fuels, for instance, are not sustainable, because there are only finite amounts of them. Solar power, however, is a sustainable energy source, since it is renewable. Similarly, bamboo (pictured) is more sustainable than oak, because it grows very rapidly and can quickly be replanted.

Source

Around The Web
Join The Conversation
chancleta chancleta 9 years
thank you for clarifying that. i was wondering what the actual definition was! :D
What Is Porchetta?
What Are Cornish Game Hens?
Grenache 101
Types of Salmon Species
Thanksgiving Turkeys: A Primer
How to Use Guava Paste
What Is Fregola?

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

From Our Partners
Latest Home & Garden
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds