Every community attempts to embody several “best practices” principles for sustainable economic, government, social equity and environmental development. A sustainable community’s success depends upon its members’ commitment and involvement through consistent active engagement that inspires responsive leadership and healthy community institutions, businesses, and education. We, as a very small island community need sustainability of our population, an issue that may be much less important for many other places socio-economic development.
A sustainable community will thrive by maintaining economic security with a diverse and financially viable economic base. Resulting in meaningful employment opportunities for all citizens. A sustainable economy provides responsive and accessible job training and education programs that enable the workforce to adjust to future needs.
Sustainable practices are important to assure social wellbeing of all members of the community. A population may risk destabilization if satisfaction of basic human needs for clean air and water and locally sourced nutritious, uncontaminated food are not consistently met. Conservation of water, land, energy, and nonrenewable resources must be practiced by all for sustainability of our Earth.
A healthy macroclimate
A healthy macroclimate with environment protection and enhancement of local and regional ecosystems and biological diversity assist our global community to not use renewable resources faster than their rate of renewal.
Sustainable practices are important for the survival of our population and planet. Our youth have a tremendous stake in the present and future state of Earth. Almost half of the human population is under the age of 25. If our youth resources of energy, time, and knowledge are misdirected towards socially-isolating technologies, unsustainable consumption, violence, and terrorism then civilization risks destabilization. There are powerful opportunities for our world society to be sustainable. Our youth must participate positively in all aspects of sustainable development. In order to achieve this, young people must have education, political support, resources, skills, and hope.