What is Sustainability?
Sustainability meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Sustainability encompasses the following elements:
Social refers to social equity, including freedom from unhealthy living conditions and equal access to food, water, employment, education, and healthcare. It allows all people the opportunity to lead thriving, productive lives.
Economics within a sustainability framework refers to an economic system that can continue over the long term, distributing resources fairly where individuals are able to meet their basic human needs.
Culture is emerging out of the realm of social sustainability and is being recognized as having a separate, distinct, and integral role in sustainable development that encompasses distinctive spiritual, material, intellectual, and emotional features.
Newsletters and Resources
The Sustainable Kenosha County Team releases a quarterly newsletter and offers various resources. Click on the links below for more details.
For more information, contact:
Community Economic Development Extension Educator