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Key term: Sustain

Sustain: to continue without lessening, to nourish, to allow to flourish.

Notice that, in the context of sustainability, 'sustain' does not mean that nothing ever changes. Nor does it mean utopia, that nothing bad ever happens. Sustainability is not about maintaining the status quo or reaching perfection. A sustainable community seeks to maintain and improve the economic, environmental and social characteristics of an area so its members can continue to lead healthy, productive, enjoyable lives there.