Sustainable Lawrence is a large group of residents, businesses, congregations, and other organizations dedicated to creating a sustainable community in Lawrence Township, NJ.
A sustainable community is where the present needs of all of its citizens are met without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs.
Out mission is to encourage the people and institutions of Lawrence Township to cooperatively adopt fundamental principles of sustainability and to develop policies and practices that fulfill those principles.
For example, policies and practices that ultimately:
* Reduce our community's fossil fuel dependence and wasteful use of scarce metals and minerals;
* Reduce our community's dependence on harmful chemicals and wasteful use of synthetic substances;
* Minimize our community's encroachment upon nature (e.g., land, water, wildlife, forests, soil, ecosystems);
* Meet human needs fairly and efficiently.