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Sustainable development means ...

Many small communities in rural Ontario realize the importance of sustainable development to their future survival and prosperity. They are acting on this recognition by exploring development that meets the criteria of sustainability.

We live in a global society....

Rural communities recognize that they are part of a larger global society and are intimately affected by large issues of sustainability such as climate disruption (global warming, climate change); oil prices and availaiblity; and agricultural crises.

...but we can make a difference at home.

Although affected by global and national issues, municipal councils, citizens, business leaders and community organizations know what is important to work at the local level. Despite larger issues they can still make important decisions about how development occurs in their own communities.

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