Sustainability means different things to different people, like many conceptual terms its meaning changes based on who says it and in what context. Its root word is sustain, which means to be able continue. Sustainability through a civic leadership lens ultimately means to sustain human opportunity. More than surviving, it is a commitment to living sustainably to ensure that future generations have an equal opportunity to thrive in a healthy, happy community. To this goal two people have committed themselves: Nathan Jones of Green Lents and Luke Bonham of Rose CDC.