Sustainability is quite the buzz word these days, but what does it really mean? In our eyes, sustainability refers to a balance and harmony between people, the economy and the environment, and the present and longterm health of all three. The natural environment is not just a luxury or a “nice-to-have,” it is the base from which comes everything we as humans need to survive and thrive. If we sustain the earth, we sustain ourselves.
We want sustainability to become a way of life across all sites and scales. Here are some tips on how you can live more sustainably at home, in your neighborhood and in your community. Our McDonald Farm in Naperville has several on-the-ground examples of sustainable practices that you, too, can employ. We welcome you to come take a look!
At The Conservation Foundation