What is Sustainability?
The definition of sustainability used by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the United Nations comes from a 1987 report by the UN Commission on the Environment and Development. Sustainability, according to the report, is “development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” The report establishes three pillars for sustainability and the areas that they encompass:
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To provide transportation professionals and the public with the tools and education to
facilitate a safer and more inclusive sustainable transportation system.
Our vision is to advance equitable, economical, and environmental transportation across Oregon
through knowledge sharing and supporting individuals, organizations, and projects.
As a member, ITE Oregon has access to:
For more information on becoming a certified Sustainable Transportation Professional, contact the co-chairs!
Contact the co-chairs for more general information or check out the Greenroads E-newsletter, here.
Oregon ITE's Sustainable Transportation Subcommittee holds quarterly meetings on the 3rd Thursday of the month.
- March 18, 2021
- June 17, 2021
- September 16, 2021
- December 16, 2021