What is sustainability?
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, sustainability is based on a simple principle: Everything we need for our survival and well-being depends, either directly or indirectly, on our natural environment. To purse sustainability is to create and maintain the conditions under which humans and nature can exist in productive harmony to support present and future generations.
Davidson's core values state
The physical, social, and intellectual well-being of Davidson citizens is fundamental to our community, so town government will provide and encourage enjoyable, safe, and affordable recreational and cultural lifelong learning opportunities.
Citizens must live in a healthy environment, so government will protect watersheds, trees, air quality, and other elements of the town's ecology.