VIDEO: Educators Change Conversation on Sustainability [2:57]

VIDEO: Educators, Civic Leaders Change Conversation on Sustainability at Duke Farms

September 18, 2013, Hillsborough, NJ - Educators call for action and 'thinking forward' during a Sustainability Summit at Duke Farms in central New Jersey. "Something needs to be addressed right now," says Dr. Nicky Sheats, Director of the Center for Urban Environment, Thomas Edison State College. 

Jaimie Cloud of the Cloud Institute for Sustainability Education defines sustainable living as when "a society is far-seeing enough, wise enough, and flexible enough to actually contribute to the health of the systems upon which we depend." Shana Weber, Sustainability Director at Princeton University, notes that today's students are better prepared to resolve environmental issues. 

Keynote speaker Mathis Wackernagel, President of the Global Footprint Network, acknowledges that "a 'true' sustainable future is possible, but we must choose it."

The Summit was presented by Sustainable Jersey (, at the 2700-acre Duke Farms in Hillsborough, NJ, and attended by more than 200 educators, civic leaders and conservation activists.