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What is Sustainable Development?

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Eco Sutton Aspirations for the Royal Town
‘What is sustainable development?’
Sustainable development is the process by which we reach the goal of sustainability. We want to “enable all people throughout the world to satisfy their basic needs and enjoy a better quality of life without compromising the quality of life of future generations”

For us, putting sustainable development into practice in Sutton Coldfield means enhancing the economic, social, environmental and cultural well-being of individuals, families and communities; and achieving a better quality of life for our own and future generations, in ways that:

• Promote social justice and equality of opportunity; and

• Enhance the natural and cultural environment and respect its limits – using only our fair share of the earth’s resources and sustaining our cultural legacy. Version 2 – 23.9.16

Sustainability Ideas for the New Town Council

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At our February public meeting Eco Sutton discussed with more than 30 residents what is the way forward for Sutton Coldfield as a town that will reduce its carbon footprint – use less energy, invest in renewables, live a healthier lifestyle etc.
We continued our consultation when we did our April stall in Sutton Park. We did not get any ‘stand out’ priorities from our small sample.
We plan to devise questions/comments for the Town Council Meeting with Residents, which will be held on May 26th. Our aim is to suggest that the Town Council should adopt the view of developing a sustainable town in as much of its activity as possible. For instance in the way the green belt development at Walmley is implemented by the developer; by the establishment of a Sustainability Forum with local businesses etc.