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Sustainability: meeting the current environmental, social, and economic needs of our community without compromising the ability of future generations to meet these needs

Basically, "sustainability" means both to improve the quality of life today and to pass on a world that is as good as, if not better than, we found it for our children. Sustainability is sometimes illustrated as a three-legged stool, comprised of social equity (people), economic health (prosperity), and environmental stewardship (planet). Collectively, these “legs” are the foundation for our quality of life. In order for a community to thrive today and tomorrow, all three pillars of this platform need to be strong.