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The ability of socio-ecological processes and activities to produce long-term environmental, social, technical, financial and cultural benefits.

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Sustainable Living

Sustainable living means understanding how our lifestyle choices impact the world around us and finding ways for everyone to live better and lighter.

UF/IFAS Extension Initiative 4: Sustainable Communities

Currently, our clientele come from a continuum of communities ranging from rural to metropolitan areas. Rapid growth in population centers has resulted in loss of land available for agriculture and natural resources. In order to create a balance between population centers, agricultural land and natural areas, Extension must help to plan and maintain sustainable urban and suburban communities.



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