The personal, professional, and civic dimensions of daily life decisions affecting sustainability in one’s community are virtually infinite. Our socio-economic progress, the beauty and integrity of our ecosystems, and quality of our individual lives are ultimately linked to the dynamics of our collective decisions in each passing moment. How much energy and how many resources we consume and share with one another in a way that not only brings equity and justice to our disparities, but reinforces the fundamental ability of ecosystems to replenish and restore themselves is absolutely critical. Whether it is understanding sustainability and integrating The Natural Step model into daily life, or seeking a source for local food, our hope is that the resources in this and the other categories provide the awareness, information, and inspiration needed to support your efforts. It is only through the maturing of our attitudes and behaviors that we will determine whether we actually become sustainable communities or not.
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