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Sustainability

sustainable development, social justice, ecology, community, green energy, sustainable scholarship, food

Sustainability Terms

Listed are various terms synonymous with sustainability. Use different terms when searching databases, and catalogs. From Virginia Tech’s Sustainability Research Guide.

Sustainable Agriculture and Food Movements

Agrarian
Agrarianism
Agricultural ecology
Agricultural land
Agri-environmental indicator
Agrobiodiversity
Agroecology
Agroecosystems
Agroforestry
Agroforestry systems
Agropastoral systems
Alternative agriculture
Alternative farming
Animal ecology
Appropriate technology
Arthropoda as biological pest control agents
Bacterial diversity
Best management practices (pollution prevention)
Bio-control
Biodiversity
Biodynamic farming or agriculture
Biofertilizers
Biointensive gardening
Biointensive integrated pest management
Biological control
Biological control agents
Biological diversity
Biological farming or agriculture
Biological indicators
Biological pest control agents
Biologically integrated farming systems
Bonemeal
Bufferstrips
Carbon footprint (CF)
Carbon sequestration
Carrying capacity
Community food system
Community gardens
Community life
Community-based agriculture
Community-based economics
Community-supported agriculture (CSA)
Compost
Conservation
Conservation buffers
Conservation tillage
Controlled grazing
Crops—ecology
Dendroecology
Direct agricultural markets
Eco-agriculture
Ecological farming
Ecological farming or agriculture
Ecological footprint (ef)
Ecosystems
Environmental indicators
Externalities
Externalities (economic)
Family farms
Farmers markets
Farmers’ markets
Farmland preservation
Farmland protection
Field crops—ecology
Food chains
Food circle
Food consumption
Food cooperatives (co-ops)
Food miles
Food patriotism
Food policy
Food security
Food supply
Food webs
Foodshed
Foodways (food symbolism and traditions)
Garden ecology
Good agricultural practices (gap)
Grass farming or agriculture
Grass-based farming or agriculture
Grassland management
Grasslands
Grazing intensity
Grazing systems
Green manuring
Green politics
High-intensity, low-frequency grazing (hilf)
Holistic management (HM)
Holistic range management
Holistic resource management (hrm)
Human ecology
Humus
Integrated agricultural systems
Integrated pest management
Intensive grazing
Kyusei nature farming or agriculture
Land use and sustainability
Life cycle and (environmental assessment or environmental impact)
Life cycle assessment
Local food movement
Local food system
Local foods
Local independent processors
Localist agriculture
Low input agriculture
Low input sustainable agriculture (LISA)
Management intensive grazing (MIG)
Manures
Market gardens
Microenvironments
Mini-farming
Natural farming or agriculture
Natural foods
Natural grasslands
Natural products in agriculture
Nematoda as biological pest control agents
Nutrient balance
Nutrient content
Nutrient management
Organic dairy farming
Organic farming
Organic fertilizers
Organic foods
Organic production
Pasture based farming or agriculture
Pastures
Permaculture
Permanent grasslands
Pests—integrated control
Plant communities
Plant diversity
Plant ecology
Precision agriculture
Precision farming
Product life cycle
Regenerative agriculture or farming
Regional food
Resource management
Restoration ecology
Rhizosphere
Rotational grazing
Rural sustainability
Seed savers
Slow food
Small farms
Soil air
Soil bacteria
Soil biology
Soil ecology
Soil organic matter
Soils
Species diversity
Suburban agriculture
Sustainable agriculture
Sustainable development
Sustainable forestry
Sustainable horticulture
Sustainable tourism
Time-controlled grazing (TCG)
Urban agriculture
Voisin management grazing
Weed control
Weeds—biological control
Weeds—integrated control