A sustainable society is one that can persist over generations, one that is farseeing enough, flexible enough, and wise enough not to undermine either its physical or its social systems of support.
-Donella Meadows, Co-Author, Beyond the Limits
Sustainability is based on a simple principle: Everything that we need for our survival and well-being depends, either directly or indirectly, on our natural environment. Sustainability creates and maintains the conditions under which humans and nature can exist in productive harmony. Sustainability is important to making sure that we have and will continue to have, the water, materials, and resources to protect human health and our environment.