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Key term: Community

Community: a group of people who live and interact within a specific geographic area.

In the context of sustainability, a 'community' can be a small rural community, a large metropolitan region, a nation, or the entire planet. What makes an area a community is shared interactions among the people in the community. These interactions include:

-Economic transactions: buying and selling goods and services to each other.

-Social relationships: being friends and neighbors, sharing, cooperating, solving common problems together.

-Environmental interdependence: relying on common resources or the services of common ecosystems like forests, farmlands, water supplies, and air supply.