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Region 2 Sustainability Guidebook for Communities

April 2011 - Vol. 30

Federal vs. State: Federal

Description: EPA Region 2 developed Planning for a Sustainable Future - A Guide for Local Governments. This is a new document that the region produced at the request of municipalities who were looking to go green but needed a guide/outline for how to do so. The guide provides best practices and solutions, case studies, tips and tools and recommended resources for communities on: transportation; land use planning; biological conservation and open space preservation; solid waste generation and recycling; energy, air quality and climate; protecting water quality and ensuring future supply; green building; green construction; and green procurement.

Contact Information:
- AAship: Region 2
- Co-Developer: Region 2
- EPA Office/Organization: Public Affairs Division
Jennifer May, 212-637-3658, 212-637-3561 (FAX),
Irene Boland, 212-637-3586, 212-637-5045 (FAX),

Expected Release: N/A

Comment Period: None available
Stakeholder/Public Involvement Method(s): Web site/Web page, Hotline/Public Information Line
How to Access Draft Product: www.epa.gov/region2/sustainability/greencommunities/

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