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Individually and collectively, we can impact the future of our world and our community by creating:

  • A sustainable vision of the future
  • A widely held ethic of stewardship
  • Innovative solutions for sustainable use, development, and revitalization

This section includes some ideas about simple ways in which you can help create a sustainable community.

What Is "Sustainable"?

To put it simply, "sustainable" means that we use our resources so they last forever.

How Do We Know When A Community Is Sustainable?

There is a balance between resources used and resources generated:

  • When we use resources, for example, lumber from trees, we ensure that new trees are planted to replace those that were harvested.
  • Resources are as clean at the end of use as at the beginning.
  • Water that has been used in cities is cleaned at treatment facilities and reused.