Sustainability traditionally applied to forestry, defined by the practice of continually renewing a resource. However, the term has come to be understood as in a more universal sense of the ability to continuously exist, or sustain life. The incorporation
of sustainable practices or programs focus around three core pillars; economic, social, and environmental. Consideration of these pillars when making decisions is a key value of sustainability. DuPage County has worked to support sustainable practices
and programs internally as well as externally.
DuPage County Sustainability Programs and Resources