Our definition of sustainability is a derivation of our core principles and is best documented by the two philosophies:
In 1983 the United Nations formed the World Commission on Environment and Development (WCED), now known as the Brundtland Commission. The Brundtland Commission’s report ultimately led to the first United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), Rio de Janeiro, 3-14 June 1992 (“Rio Earth Summit”).
United Nations – Department of Public Information (23 May 1997, revised 23 May 1997) http://www.un.org/geninfo/bp/enviro.html
The Law requires the current generation of people to live sustainably and work for the benefit of the seventh generation into the future.
The Iroquois (pronounced /ˈɪrəkwɔɪ/), also known as the Haudenosaunee or the “People of the Longhouse”, are an association of several tribes of indigenous people of North America who came together in an association known today as the Iroquois League, or the “League of Peace and Power”. The original Iroquois League was often known as the Five Nations, as it was composed of the Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga and Seneca nations.
Dean R. Snow (1994). The Iroquois. Blackwell Publishers, Ltd.