The definition of GROWTH given by Ernest Callenbach in 1998 is from his “pocket-guide” called Ecology. The definition is provided below so that the reader of the definition of SUSTAINABILITY will know the context of the meaning of GROWTH in relation to the SUSTAINABILITY definition. So please read the definition of GROWTH as provided below.
Plants, people and other animals, companies, and countries grow. In the ecological world, however, single organisms only grow until reaching mature size, the thta enables them to successfully occupy their NICHES. Few individual beings expand in biomass indefinitely, although certain FUNGI, slime molds, and root-linked aspen trees grow until stopped. If an animal were larger, its bones might not be able to support it weight; ... [to be compiled completely at a later time].