Vital communities meet the needs of all of their citizens. They provide good schools, affordable housing, and the basic services that enable even the least affluent to live comfortably. A healthy society fosters a wide sense of individual responsibility for the community.
The 3 E’s of sustainability demonstrate the interdependence of a community’s economy, social equities, and environment, where the economy exists within a society, and both the economy and the society exist within the environment.
Copyright 2000. Maureen Hart. www.sustainablemeasures.com. Figures used with permission.