The social aspects of sustainability are important for a thriving and resilient community. Many people think of sustainability strictly in terms of the health of our environment and conservation of natural resources. However, there are also social aspects of a sustainable community, such as access to services, the ability to meet basic human needs, celebrating our culture, and having a strong sense of place. These are important community attributes that make our community more resilient when faced with challenges like a slowing economy.

As our region continues to grow, it is important to consider the social aspects of sustainability so that the community has the infrastructure to foster social health and well-being.

Explore the categories below to learn about how you can benefit from and improve the social health and well-being of our community, and about related regional and global issues.

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