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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 (

Sustainable Westport Announces Zero Food Waste Challenge (Westport Patch)

Sustainable Fairfield County (Live Green)

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