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Sustainable Communities

Approaches to meeting present and future environmental, social and economic needs.

Sustainability generally refers to practices that meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own environmental, social and economic needs.

Continued global climate change seriously threatens the possibility of a sustainable future. Human activities that consume fossil fuels or deplete natural resources contribute to global warming by increasing the amount of greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide, in the atmosphere.

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Local Environmental Efforts

Environmental efforts at the local level can go a long way to reduce harmful emissions and foster sustainability. For example:

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