I found this great definition on Audubon International’s Website and was pleasantly surprised to find that their definition emphasizes Community as well as natural preservation.
“Central to achieving our environmental mission is the concept of sustainability. That is: using resources in a manner that meets our present needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. To do so, we must foster thriving human communities rooted in ecological integrity, economic strength, and social and cultural integration.”
“Total sustainability cannot happen overnight, of course, but must depend on many small steps, collaborative and individual efforts, and political and social will. The principles offer guidance for taking those steps and beginning a journey toward a more sustainable future.”
Our Mission at the Village on Sewanee Creek is to become a Self-Sustaining Community.