What is a Sustainable Community?

“A ‘Sustainable Community’ makes choices that simultaneously enhance or maintain the wellbeing of both people and ecosystems while not placing unbearable burdens — environmental, economic, or social — on future generations.

To achieve this vision all community members – individuals, groups and organizations in all sectors, need to adopt sustainability as a core value to guide to decisions and actions.”

– Sustainable Communities for a Sustainable Planet (written for the Government of Canada by Steven Peck)



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