Sustainable Communities

City of Madison adopts sustainability approach for zoning codes

In October 2008 the City of Madison, Wisconsin approved an approach to gathering information on sustainability issues that should be considered in the rewrite of the City of Madison's zoning code.

"The rewrite of the zoning code," says the report from the Public Hearing, "presents the opportunity to provide recommendations to remove obstacles to sustainability, create incentives for sustainability and enact standards for sustainability." More

Connecticut GreenScene

We strive to provide a PLATFORM to promote and amplify the incredible work of individuals, groups and organizations; a RESOURCE for those wanting to know how to achieve their sustainable goals; and a NETWORK to connect it all together into a LOCAL FORCE FOR GREATER GOOD.

Just Food

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Just Food initiatives link and pursue economic, environmental, and social justice through food systems.

Just Food began in autumn 1994 as the all-volunteer effort of a number of New York City and Northeast food-system leaders to promote a holistic approach to food, hunger and agriculture issues.

Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability

In January 2009, Portland City Council merged the Bureau of Planning with the Office of Sustainable Development to create the new Bureau of Planning and Sustainability. The Bureau of Planning has had an exceptional record of guiding Portland's growth and development toward the thriving, livable city that it is today. The Office of Sustainable Development pioneered policies and programs that integrate environmental, economic, and social benefits.

Portland merges offices to create new Bureau of Planning and Sustainability

In January 2009, Portland City Council merged the Bureau of Planning with the Office of Sustainable Development to create the new Bureau of Planning and Sustainability. The Bureau of Planning has had an exceptional record of guiding Portland's growth and development toward the thriving, livable city that it is today.

Sustainable Step New England (SSNE)

Sustainable Step New England (SSNE) was founded in 1998 by professionals who wanted to address environmental and social challenges with positive systemic solutions. Inspired by the way the Natural Step framework and other tools could help jumpstart initiatives that provided triple bottom line benefits, we have since conducted a wide variety of high-quality consulting projects, speeches, seminars, discussion courses and networking meetings.

Neighborhood Sustainability Indicators Guidebook

This Guidebook is a report on this project that offers practical tools to neighborhood organizations or research professionals who may wish to define sustainability indicators in other urban or rural locales.

Wisconsin Partners for SustainAbility

Wisconsin Partners for SustainAbility work to strengthen and "green" local economies, encourage local self reliance and social equity, and improve the quality of life in our communities and the earth as a whole.

Minnesota Sustainable Communities Network (MnSCN)

Increasing numbers of Minnesotans recognize that a transition to a more sustainable society is needed if we are to leave a healthy natural environment, a prosperous economy and vibrant communities for future generations. Many individuals and organizations throughout the state are working toward sustainability in areas as diverse as agriculture, waste management, energy, manufacturing, retail, urban planning, economic development, policy, housing, forestry, education, land use and transportation.

Clean Water for North Carolina

Since 1984 Clean Water for North Carolina (CWFNC, formerly the Clean Water Fund of North Carolina) has worked for clean, safe communities and workplaces with hundreds of communities and thousands of North Carolinians. We have helped people in every county of North Carolina through organizing and technical assistance, and have been a key player in many statewide environmental issues. CWFNC researches environmental problems, analyzes public policy, and educates and empowers people.