What is Sustainability?

What is Sustainability?

Sustainability DiagramSustainability is a common-sense notion: Economic prosperity, ecological health and a vibrant society not only go together, they depend on one another. Sustainability happens when these three areas overlap. When we are able to build our economy, environment and community all together, we can achieve the quality of life that all people deserve.


Sustainability forms the foundation of our work at the Izaak Walton League. It includes:

  • Preserving our natural resource heritage and nurturing people's appreciation for the outdoors.
  • Reducing the impact of our human numbers and consumption patterns.
  • Promoting communities that provide for their needs and those of future generations and other species.
  • Reducing our ecological footprint on the planet.

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