How do we meet today’s needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs in ways that are economically viable, beneficial to human health and well-being, and socially just? EPA’s Sustainable and Healthy Communities research program is working to provide the knowledge, data, and tools needed to answer those questions while supporting local communities seeking to become more sustainable.
Sustainable and Healthy Communities Strategic Research Action Plan 2019-2022 (PDF)(60 pp, 1 MB,
EPA’s Sustainable and Healthy Communities research provides the decision tools and data that communities need to make proactive, strategic decisions aimed at a prosperous, more environmentally sustainable future. SHC researchers consider the full range of interactions between people and our environment to incorporate the three pillars of sustainability—economics, society, and the environment—into a seamless research portfolio.