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Community Energy Workbook, A Guide to Building a Sustainable Economy Exit EPA Click for Disclaimer
Alice Hubbard and Clay Fung, Rocky Mountain Institute, Snowmass, Colorado, 1995.

A workbook for communities on energy and resource issues. Useful ideas, techniques and information.

For more information contact:
Rocky Mountain Institute
1739 Snowmass Creek Road
Snowmass, Colorado 81654-9199
(970) 927-3851
Fax (970) 927-3420
E-mail: orders@rmi.org


Creating Connections: The Pennsylvania Greenways and Trails How-To Manual
Pennsylvania Environmental Council.

This manual includes details on the steps community groups should take in moving from a "vision" of a greenway or trail to acquisition and development.

For more information contact:
Pennsylvania Environmental Council
117 South 17th Street, Suite 2300
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 563-0250
Fax (215) 563-0528


Economic Renewal Guide, A Collaborative Process for Sustainable Community Development Exit EPA Click for Disclaimer
Michael J. Kinsley, Rocky Mountain Institute, Snowmass, Colorado.

A "how to" guide for economic renewal. Provides a step-by-step process and guidance for a community to achieve success. Filled with tools, techniques and ideas.

For more information contact:
Rocky Mountain Institute
1739 Snowmass Creek Road
Snowmass, Colorado 81654-9199
(970) 927-3851
Fax (970) 927-3420
E-mail: orders@rmi.org


Environmental Planning for Small Communities, A Guide for Local Decision-Makers
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development and Office of Regional Operations and State/Local Relations, Washington, DC, September, 1994.

This publication is a good resource for communities who wish to identify and address their environmental problems. It looks at getting people involved, defining needs, finding feasible solution, assessing risks, and review what regulations may affect your community.

For more information contact:
Office of Research and Development
Office of Science, Planning and Regulatory Evaluation
Center for Environmental Research Information
26 West Martin Luther King Drive
Cincinnati, Ohio 45268


Final Gresham Action Plan
Gresham 2020 Action Planning Committee, Gresham, Oregon, December, 1992.

This document provides a lengthy list of action planning items for the Gresham 2020 Vision Statement. A good source of action plan ideas.

For more information contact:
City of Gresham
Community Development Department
1333 NW Eastman Parkway
Gresham, Oregon 97030-3813
(503) 618-2661


Green Plan Gazette
Green Space Alliance of Southeastern Pennsylvania, 1996.

A publication of the Green Space Alliance offering guidance on how to protect and maintain green space and build livable communities.

For more information contact:
Green Space Alliance
117 South 17th Street, Suite 2300
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 563-0250
Fax (215) 563-0528


Guiding Growth: Building Better Communities and Protecting Our Countryside - A Planning and Growth Management Handbook for Pennsylvania Municipalities
Robert E. Coughlin, Joanne R. Denworth, Esq., John c. Keene, Esq., John W. Rogers and Robert F. Brown, Jr.

The 300 page handbook brings together a vast array of information on the environmental, design, legal and practical aspects of planning and growth management for local municipalities.

For more information contact:
Pennsylvania Environmental Council
117 South 17th Street, Suite 2300
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 563-0250
Fax (215) 563-0528


Indicators of Sustainable Community, Sustainable Seattle
Seattle, Washington, 1995.

Sustainable Seattle is a volunteer organization working to improve the region's long-term cultural, economic, environmental, and social health and vitality. The report focuses on indicators of sustainability and how the region is moving or not moving toward meeting those indicators. An excellent piece for understanding sustainability and the application of indicators.

For more information contact:
Sustainable Seattle, Metrocenter YMCA
909 Fourth Avenue
Seattle, Washington 98104
(206) 382-5013
E-MAIL: sustsea@halcyon.com


Lancaster County Comprehensive Plan
Lancaster County Planning Commission, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, September, 1993.

This document provides both a policy plan and a growth management plan for Lancaster County. Lancaster County is one of the most productive agricultural areas in the northeast. The county has experienced enormous growth especially from tourism which has capitalized on the Pennsylvania Dutch country and the Amish. The Comprehensive Plan is filled with growth management tools which can be used to mange growth and target development into developed and developing areas.

For more information contact:
Lancaster County Planning Commission
50 N. Duke Street
P.O. Box 83480
Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17603-3480
(717) 299-8333


Open Space" Zoning: What It Is & Why It Works Exit EPA Click for Disclaimer
Randall Arendt, Natural Lands Trust.

For more information contact:
Natural Lands Trust
Hildacy Farm
1031 Palmers Mill Rd.
Media, PA 19063
(610) 353-5587
Fax (610) 353-0517


Pollution Prevention in the Federal Government: Guide for Developing Pollution Prevention Strategies for Executive Order 12856 and Beyond
US Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Federal Facilities Enforcement, Washington, DC, April 1994.

This book provides guidance for pollution prevention activities at federal facilities. However the information can be transferable to the private sector and other government agencies. Discusses prevention strategies, purchasing to prevent pollution and managing for prevention. Also provides executive orders governing pollution prevention. It is completely downloadable.

To view this document, search the National Service Center for Environmental Publications (NSCEP).

 

Sustainable America, A New Consensus for Prosperity, Opportunity, and a Healthy Environment for the Future
The President's Council on Sustainable Development.

This is the national action strategy which President Clinton asked the Council to produce. The document expresses a definition and vision for sustainability, gives case studies, and establishes goals for sustainability in the United States.

For more information contact:
President's Council on Sustainable Development
730 Jackson Place, NW
Washington, DC 20503
E-MAIL: pcsd@igc.apc.org


Transit-Oriented Development Handbook for Southeastern Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Environmental Council.

This handbook serves as a guide to municipal officials, developers, transportation management associations, and other interested parties who want to learn about transit-oriented development (TOD) and how it can be implemented in their communities.

For more information contact:
Pennsylvania Environmental Council
117 South 17th Street, Suite 2300
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 563-0250
Fax (215) 563-0528


Vacant Land and Environmental Contamination in Philadelphia: A Guide for Community-Based Organizations
Pennsylvania Environmental Council.

The purpose of this handbook is to provide community based organizations with the knowledge to initiate the process of reusing environmentally contaminated vacant land for the benefit of the community.

For more information contact:
Pennsylvania Environmental Council
117 South 17th Street, Suite 2300
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 563-0250
Fax (215) 563-0528

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