From activism to ecology, popular culture to industry, sustainability, it seems, is everywhere. In the face of economic and environmental crisis, and unprecedented rates of urbanization, the term has become ubiquitous in policy circles and across myriad social domains.

This reveals a deeply felt and widely shared desire for a sustainable future. At the same time, it presents us with competing and often contradictory meanings and applications of the term that pose challenges for sustainability scholarship, organizing, and practice.

This site offers tools—in the form of keywords, sites, and projects—that can help us make sense of the multiple sustainabilities circulating today, and engage with the concept in more critical, creative, and powerful ways.

Critical Sustainabilities is still evolving, and we welcome contributors. Please contact us if you'd like to get involved.