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Sustainability or Sustainable development has been commonly defined as:

“Economic and social development that meets the needs of the current generation without undermining the ability of future generations to meet their own needs” (WCED, 1987)

To achieve this requires a delicate balance between the demands of Environmental, Social and Economic factors as shown below

What does this mean for Ashfield District Council?

A sustainable society needs local and central government to lead the way by consuming differently, and by planning effectively and efficiently in order to integrate sustainable practices in the services it provides to citizens, and throughout its estates and workforce.

Click on the headings below to see details of how Ashfield District Council is becoming more sustainable and what you can do to become more sustainable in your own lives and communities.