Protecting Ecosystem Services

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When we replace our natural systems with urban growth, we lose important regulating ecosystem services, such as clean air, clean water and flood control that nature provides us for free. 

In fact, it's a problem in urban areas world-wide. 

​"Human activity is putting such strain on the natural functions of the earth that the ability of the planet's ecosystems to sustain future generations can no longer be taken for granted."

  -2005 United Nations Millennium Ecosystem Assessment 


The bottom line is…we can’t continue on the same path that we’ve been on and protect our children's and grandchildren’s futures. We must integrate sustainable practices into our culture. 

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