Sustains: encourages, endures, holds up, nourishes, supports. Sustainable living provides a nourishing environment for life in a renewable cycle that supports life today and preserves natural resources for future generations of life. Sustainable living conserves an ecological balance by minimising the depletion of natural resources. The three R's - Reduce, re-use and recycle can be used as a guide toward sustainable living. This category contains first-hand accounts of individuals/families living a sustainable lifestyle.