A ‚ sustainable‘ habitat is an ecosystem that produces food and shelter for people and other organisms, without resource depletion and in such a way that no external waste is produced. Thus the habitat can continue to be infused. Such a sustainable habitat may evolve naturally or be produced under the influence of man. citation needed ] A sustainable habitat that is created and designed by human intelligence will mimic nature, if it is to be successful. Everything within it is connected to a complex array of organisms, physical resources and functions. Organisms from many different biomescan be brought together to fulfill various ecological niches . quote needed ]

The term often refers to sustainable human habitats , which typically involves some form of green building or environmental planning .


In creating the sustainable habitats, environmental scientists , designers, engineers, and architects must consider a food source. Researching ways to interconnect waste streams to production creates a more sustainable society by minimizing pollution . quote needed ]

See also

  • Alternative natural materials
  • Autonomous building
  • Ecovillage
  • Integrated Pest Management
  • permaculture
  • Principles of Intelligent Urbanism