Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

Sustainability: Home

Learn about creating sustainable communities
From our collection
What is a sustainable community?

A sustainable community takes into account, and addresses, multiple human needs, not just one at the exclusion of all others. It is a place where people of diverse backgrounds and perspectives feel welcome and safe, where every group has a seat at the decision-making table, and where prosperity is shared. (Continue reading from the Institute for Sustainable Communities

Greener Living (Environmental Protection Agency)

Sustainable Communities for a Sustainable Future (Sustainable Communities Online)

What Does a Sustainable Community Actually Look Like? (The Atlantic)

Building Sustainable Communities (World Bank)

Environmental Justice (Environmental Protection Agency)

Sustainability and Social Equity – You Can’t Have One Without the Other (Mrs. Green's World)

 

Local Information on sustainability

Sustainable Westport (Westport.gov)

Sustainable Westport Announces Zero Food Waste Challenge (Westport Patch)

Sustainable Fairfield County (Live Green)

More Resource Guides