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Sustainability

Seattle's Car Smarty program discourages single-occupant trips.

In 1987, the World Commission on Environment and Development, in its report to the United Nations, developed a definition of sustainability that has been widely adopted. The Brundtland Report, named after the Norwegian Prime Minister who chaired the commission, stated that "sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs."

But every journey begins with a small step, and there are plenty you can begin to take right this minute. Every day, we make dozens of seemingly insignificant choices that either add to the environmental toll this city exacts, or relieve it slightly -- from what we eat, to the containers we use to what we throw away, to how we behave with water and the wheels that get us around. Learning from Edens Lost & Found on PBS, watched either at home or together with others in a public space, and from this Action Guide, we can take those first small steps.

The good news is that that being part of the solution is not only possible but enlightening as you learn new habits and expand your reach to others in your community. You can actually live better and feel better.

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