How do we meet today’s needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs in ways that are economically viable, beneficial to human health and well-being, and socially just? EPA’s Sustainable and Healthy Communities research program is working to provide the knowledge, data, and tools needed to answer those questions while supporting local communities seeking to become more sustainable.You may need a PDF reader to view some of the files on this page. See EPA’s About PDF page to learn more.
Sustainable and Healthy Communities Strategic Research Action Plan 2016-2019 (PDF)(49 pp, 4 MB,
This plan outlines the Office of Research and Development’s role in achieving EPA’s objectives for cleaning up communities, making a visible difference in communities, and working toward a sustainable future.