Our Vision is Sustainability.
That word gets thrown around a lot. But what does it really mean? Here at Sustain DuPage, we use the commonly accepted definition of “sustainability” as put forward by the United Nation’s 1987 Brundtland Commission Report.
The report defines sustainability as, “ meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”
Like many in the field of sustainable community development, here at Sustain DuPage, we like to break it down a step further!
Above you see our model of sustainability- which benefits society, the environment, and the economy. When many people think of the word “sustainability” they might imagine we are only talking about the Earth circle (recycling, saving trees, humane treatment of animals- etc.)
But Sustain DuPage believes that in order to truly meet our needs without compromising the needs of future generations, we need to accept that the needs of the economy, the environment, and society must be balanced.
We at Sustain DuPage envision a DuPage County that has balanced the needs of the economy, the environment, and people- allowing for future generations of DuPagers to meet their own needs as well.