TOWARDS A SUSTAINABLE ST FRANCOIS XAVIER
The concept of a “sustainable community” does not describe just one type of neighbourhood, town, city or region. Activities that the environment can sustain and that citizen’s want and can afford may be quite different from community to community. Rather than being a fixed thing, a sustainable community is continually adjusting to meet the social and economic needs of its residents while preserving the environment’s ability to support it.
A sustainable community uses its resources to meet current needs while ensuring that adequate resources are available for future generations. It seeks a better quality of life for all its residents while maintaining nature’s ability to function over time by minimizing waste, preventing pollution, promoting efficiency and developing local resources to revitalize the local economy.
Decision-making in a sustainable community stems from a rich civic life and shared iinformation among community members. A sustainable community resembles a living system in which human, natural and economic elements are interdependent and draw strenght from each other.
The Sustainable Community Development Committee is working towards a sustainable St Francois Xavier. Our projects during our first year are described here.
The RM's official website is at www.rm-stfrancois.mb.ca