Evidence is clear that humanity is living unsustainably by consuming natural resources faster than they can be replenished. An unprecedented collective conservation effort is needed to return human use of natural resources to within sustainable limits.
For VCS, sustainability means being as self reliant and self aware about what we do in everyday life as possible.
Recycling & Waste Reduction
Part of VCS’s broad definition of conservation involves promoting Island-wide coordination of
solid waste disposal and enhanced recycling capabilities in all Island towns.
Local farms define our rural character and maintain a link with the past and a promise of a more sustainable future. VCS has worked for decades to conserve our prime agricultural soils and rejuvenate local farming using Agricultural Preservation Restrictions (APRs) and other tools. Curtailing the worst impacts of global climate change will require
deployment of an arsenal of renewable energy technologies. But if we
are to succeed, we must also address the demand side of the energy use equation through conservation and efficiency.