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What is Sustainability?

Sustainability is the idea of meeting the demands of the present time without compromising resources for future generations while balancing the ideas of social equity, a developed economy, and environmental conservation.


Quotes from Sustainable Durham members:

"It is important to pay attention to the maintenance of Durham's uniquely historic/cultural resources and celebrate our diverse cultural experiences."

"Resilient community planning allows quick recovery from natural events, such as storms, by creating a micro-grid and using porous pavement and green real estate."

"We should encourage a 'downtown' accessible to cyclists and pedestrians that also has options for electric vehicles."

"Healthy housing options are buildings that support the inhabitants comfortably and efficiently, are mixed use, and have affordable options."


What Does Sustainability Mean to You?


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