Sustainability

Big News! MCC is the first location in the City of Mesa to have electric vehicle chargers installed. Read more about this important First in the press release here.

sus·tain: suh-steyn / verb used with object

1. to support, hold, or bear up from below.  2. to keep up or keep going, as an action or process: to sustain the environment.

The generally accepted definition of sustainability is attributed to the General Assembly of the United Nations in 1987.  They described sustainable developments as "meeting present needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs1".  This basically boils down to a commonly known rule that our mothers and teachers all pounded into us when we were young: the Golden Rule.  This rule asks you to treat others as you would have them treat you.  The idea of sustainability expands the Golden Rule concept to encompass not only human beings, but everything in our world, including plants, animals, and all things that compose our environment.

Get Involved

There you are... just who we're looking for! If you got here, we know you're interested in sustainability, green ideas and protecting the natural environment.

But sustainability also includes creating a better community, boosting economic growth, and promoting a vibrant social network. Even the smallest act can make a big difference.

You've taken the first step by visiting this site where you'll find lots of simple choices for your next step - finding ways to make a positive impact! With your help, ideas, and participation, it will all contribute to building a sustainable community.

Learn the Issues - Green Living

Our actions impact the environment. Today we realize that each thing we do can help or hurt our planet in many ways. We all need to take ownership of environmental protection. EPA has tools to help you learn and understand the issues and help you reduce your environmental footprint.

We challenge you to do your part to conserve resources.

1 United Nations. Department of Economic and Social Affairs. Report of the World Commission on Environment and Development. 1987. Web. <http://www.un.org/documents/ga/res/42/ares42-187.htm/>.