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"The level of consumption that we identify with success is utterly
unsustainable. We're gobbling up the world."
John Robbins, author of Diet for a New America
- Measuring Change in Rural Communities: A Workbook for Determining Demographic, Economic, and Fiscal Trends
- Economic Profile System (EPS)
- Summary of population measurement tools
- Recreational demand tools
- Forest Society-Cost of Growth
- How-to Manual for Community Economic Analysis [PDF, 97 pp., 230KB]
- Municipal Solid Waste Generation Projections
- U.S. State & Local Gateway was developed to give state and local government officials and employees easy access to federal information.
- Geographic Aspects of Inequality and Poverty
- Inequality Measurement and Decomposition
- Spatial Mapping of Poverty and Inequality
- National Association for County Community & Economic Development (NACCED)
- National Community Development Association
- How To Do A Build-Out Analysis
- Land Use Mapping as a Tool
- Water Quality Trends
- A Citizen's Guide to Ground Water Protection
- The Tellus Institute Energy Group
- On the Road to Clean Cities from the US Department of Energy
- Resources from FEMP, the Federal Energy Management Program
- Comparing Methodologies of Transportation and Air Quality Impacts of Brownfields and Infill Development. [PDF, 49 pp., 1.57MB]
- The Center For Global Studies of the Houston Advanced Research Center
Indicators The outcome of answering "Where Are We Now?", is a Community Profile. Many of the indicators your community will use to answer "Where Are We Going?" can be selected from this original inventory. There are may different ways of thinking about and organizing indicators. Each community will come up with its own way of grouping indicators into categories that make sense, based on the communitys unique circumstances. Some indicators may not be appropriate for all regions.
Financial Tools Click here for Financial tools and alternative approaches for funding Green Communities' activities.
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