Though they vary by size and by precise mission, the “big picture” purpose of sustainable communities is to walk the talk of living in balance with the earth’s resources.
Sustainable communities work to enact the vision of an economically just, ecologically balanced world. By inspiring and training people to implement pragmatic solutions to the problems created by our present unsustainable system of resource distribution, these communities move us in practical ways to a better world.
This link will bring you to a resource that explains the concept of sustainable communities in more detail:
"We have the capacity to create a remarkably different economy: one that can restore ecosystems and protect the environment while bringing forth innovation, prosperity, meaningful work, and true security." - Paul Hawken
Organizations and Informational Resources by County
What county do you live in? Find sustainability groups near you!