DEFINITION: The successful stewardship of the environment, culture, and economy.
EXPLANATORY NOTE: Within these connected domains, interests can be complimentary or in direct competition with each other.
Extraction of finite, non-renewable resources used by the jewelry industry is ultimately environmentally unsustainable. However, in communities where livelihoods are dependent on mining, it can be a tool to catalyze economic development.
Please also note: In depth definitions for cultural sustainability, and economic sustainability coming soon. See definition for environmental sustainability here.