Given my background as a mechanical engineering student I understood that systems thinking was important. What SUST 401 taught me was that its important to look at not only what drives the system physically but from a social, environmental, and economic standpoint as well. I learned that these three pillars together make up something called the triple bottom line. The triple bottom line is something that impacts all of my decision making from class projects, work decisions and even personal purchases. The course had field trips from Wagon Hill Farm to the UNH Cogeneration plant. All of these trips were centered around interdisciplinary studies working towards a common goal. Sustainability isn't just policy, engineering or wildlife conservation; it is all of these studies put together towards a common goal of a prosperous present that doesn't compromise our future. Surveying Sustainability was one of my favorite classes and taught me methods that I still use everyday.