Living Awareness Institute
At its most basic level, sustainable means "meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs." Often this is interpreted to mean human needs and future human generations, yet in the words of Wendell Berry
I believe that community--in the fullest sense: a place and all its creatures--is the smallest unit of health and that to speak of the health of an isolated individual is a contradiction in terms.
As humans, the only way we'll be able to return to balance--to sustainability--either individually or communally, is to reconnect with our place in the web of life.