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Sustainability is a defining issue of our time, based on the need to make informed and responsible decisions to meet today’s challenges while also considering future implications. NLC promotes the "triple bottom line" definition of sustainability, encompassing the intersections of environmental stewardship, economic prosperity, and social responsibility. For local governments, sustainability can be used as an organizing framework to comprehensively plan and evaluate their activities. NLC supports these efforts by serving as a catalyst to action and source of information for local officials, while serving as a national resource on the efforts of America’s local governments.