Sustainable development is not a new concept.
Rather, it is the latest expression of a long-standing ethic
involving peoples' relationships with the environment and the
current generation's responsibilities to future generations.
For a community to be truly sustainable, it must
adopt a three-pronged approach that considers economic, environmental
and cultural resources. Communities must consider these needs
in the short term as well as the long term.
Click on the hotlinks below to read some of the
common definitions of sustainable development or to learn about
some of the principles that have emerged to guide sustainable
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