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"It may be impossible to get to a sustainable America, but it is absolutely certain that an unsustainable America is impossible." John Dernbach, director of the Environmental Law Center at the Widener Law School in Pennsylvania


The United States of America is a country of the western hemisphere, comprising fifty states and several territories. Forty-eight contiguous states lie in central North America between the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, bound on land by Canada to the north and Mexico to the south; Alaska is in the northwest of the continent with Canada to its east, and Hawaii is in the mid-Pacific. At over 3.7 million square miles (over 9.6 million km²) and with over 300 million people, the United States is the third or fourth largest country by both total area and population. The U.S. is one of the world's most ethnically and socially diverse nations.

The United States was, as of 2005, the largest single emitter of carbon dioxide from the burning of fossil fuels.

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USA cities - Indigenous peoples and sustainability USA
Squantz Pond New England

Maine - New Hampshire - Vermont - Massachusetts - Environment Massachusetts - Rhode Island - Connecticut

Farming near Klingerstown, Pennsylvania Mid-Atlantic States

New York - New York City - PlaNYC - Long Island - Pennsylvania - New Jersey

Lorain lighthouse at sunset East North Central States

Wisconsin - Michigan - Illinois - Chicago - Indiana - Ohio

IowaCapital3114 West North Central States

North Dakota - South Dakota - Nebraska - Kansas - Minnesota - Iowa - Missouri - Kansas City Urban Project

The Mall South Atlantic States

Delaware - Maryland - Washington DC - Virginia - West Virginia - North Carolina - South Carolina - Georgia - Florida - Gainesville, Florida

View of the River park in Louisville East South Central States

Kentucky - Tennessee - Mississippi - Alabama

Houston City Hall West South Central States

Oklahoma - Texas - Arkansas - Louisiana

Saguaro1 Mountain States

Idaho - Montana - Wyoming - Nevada - Utah - Colorado - Arizona - Tucson - Sustainable Tucson - New Mexico

Wake los cabos Pacific States

Alaska - Washington - Seattle - Spokane - Oregon - Portland - California - Los Angeles - San Diego - San Francisco - The Education for Sustainable Living Program - Hawaii

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Buckingham Fountain in Chicago, Illinois

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