When we talk about ‘Sustainable Communities’, what do we mean? There are as many definitions of ‘sustainability’ as there are ways of looking at the world. We believe people in sustainable communities ideally support one another toward common goals of a healthy environment, locally supported green economies, and a local culture that promotes multi-generational longevity. A sustainable community is where folks support one another through environmentally beneficial living and business practices, and build a place where we can live happily and healthily for generations into the future.
This is often thought of as the ‘Triple Bottom Line’. We like how the folks at PlaceMakers have described the beneficial relationships created when we start to care for the Environment, Society and the Economy together: