Who are we?
Sustainable Lawrence is a large group of residents, businesses, congregations, and other organizations dedicated to creating a sustainable community in Lawrence Township, NJ.
What is a "sustainable community"?
A community in which the present needs of all of its citizens are met without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs.
What is our mission?
To encourage the people and institutions of Lawrence Township to cooperatively adopt fundamental principles of sustainability and to develop policies and practices that fulfill those principles.
What types of policies and practices do we mean?
For example, policies and practices that ultimately:
- Reduce our community's fossil fuel dependence and wasteful use of scarce metals and minerals;
- Reduce our community's dependence on harmful chemicals and wasteful use of synthetic substances;
- Minimize our community's encroachment upon nature (e.g., land, water, wildlife, forests, soil, ecosystems);
- Meet human needs fairly and efficiently.
How did SL get started?
Sustainable Lawrence is an outgrowth of community conversations initiated and sponsored by The Lawrence Township Community Foundation in 2005. You may want to read our brief history. You can also read more about The Natural Step presented at that seminal gathering.
How can I get involved?
PO Box 5612
Trenton, NJ 08638 USA