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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Green Communities: Indicators and Linkages

Information about the Report
Title Green Communities: Indicators and Linkages
Description This web site provides a list of indicators and a number of arrows illustrating which way this indicator should be moving to achieve a green community. This resource does not provide direct indicator information, but can serve as a guide to communities wishing to develop their own set of environmental indicators.
Organization U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Year 2009
URL http://www.epa.gov/greenkit/indicate.htm#land
Level of Technical Detail Low
Direct Access to Data No
Direct Access to Metadata No
EPA Region
State
County
Municipality
Sub-Municipality
Watershed
Ecosystem
Link to Organization http://www.epa.gov/greenkit/index.htm
Contact Information
Environmental Indicator Scale Not Listed
Additional Information Best Practices, Interpreting and Using Indicators

Information about the indicators in the report
Environmental Category in the Report Indicator in the Report EPA Web Taxonomy
Air Quality Carbon monoxide and sulfur dioxide emissions Air:Air Pollution
Air:Air Quality
Pollutants & Contaminants:Air Pollutants:Criteria Air Pollutants
Air Quality New cars with alternative fuels Fuels:Biofuels
Air Quality Reported respiratory problems Air:Air Pollution
Air:Air Quality
Health Effects:Respiratory Diseases
Alternative Transportation Modes Biking Industries: Transportation and Warehousing
Sustainable Development
Alternative Transportation Modes Car pooling Industries: Transportation and Warehousing
Sustainable Development
Biodiversity Abundance and species diversity Species
Biodiversity Acreage lost to development Soils & Land
Sustainable Development
Species
Biodiversity Number of surviving indigenous native plant species Species:Invasive Species
Demand for Waste Disposal Space Landfill permit applications Waste Reduction
Wastes:Solid Waste
Energy Conservation - Residential/Commercial/Industrial Energy efficient building design Energy Efficiency
Sustainable Development
Energy Conservation - Residential/Commercial/Industrial Power usage Energy Efficiency
Sustainable Development
Conservation
Industries: Utilities: Electric Power Generation, Transmission, and Distribution
Energy Conservation - Residential/Commercial/Industrial Use of alternative energy systems Renewable Energy
Fuels:Biofuels
Farmland and Agriculture Education and training programs on sustainable agriculture Soils & Land:Agroecosystems
Industries: Agricultural Industry
Farmland and Agriculture Farmland losses Soils & Land:Agroecosystems
Industries: Agricultural Industry
Farmland and Agriculture Public agriculture gardens Soils & Land:Agroecosystems
Industries: Agricultural Industry
Impervious Surfaces Acres of impervious surfaces Soils & Land
Sustainable Development
Impervious Surfaces Increases in aquifer recharge Soils & Land
Sustainable Development
Water:Ground Water
Impervious Surfaces Stormwater runoff volumes Soils & Land
Sustainable Development
Water:Storm Water
Number of individuals of key species Clean water Water
Pollutants & Contaminants:Water Pollutants
Number of individuals of key species Species habitats Species
Open Space Open space acreage Soils & Land
Sustainable Development
Open Space Proximity to open space and recreational facilities Soils & Land
Sustainable Development
Pedestrian Friendly Environment Handicap accessible Sustainable Development
Pedestrian Friendly Environment Street miles that are pedestrian friendly Sustainable Development
Reduced Vehicle Miles Annual miles traveled Industries: Transportation and Warehousing
Sustainable Development
Reduced Vehicle Miles Fuel consumption Fuel Economy
Fuels
Reduced Vehicle Miles Walking and biking Sustainable Development
Soil Erosion Sediment control plans Soils & Land:Erosion
Pollutants & Contaminants:Water Pollutants:Sediments
Soil Erosion Total suspended solids Soils & Land:Erosion
Water:Surface Water
Pollutants & Contaminants:Water Pollutants
Soil Erosion Turbidity levels Soils & Land:Erosion
Water:Surface Water
Pollutants & Contaminants:Water Pollutants:Sediments:Contaminated Sediments
Toxic Releases Air quality Air:Air Pollution
Air:Air Quality
Pollutants & Contaminants:Air Pollutants:Criteria Air Pollutants
Toxic Releases Data from toxic release inventory Health Risks:Exposure
Pollutants & Contaminants:Air Pollutants:Hazardous Air Pollutants
Pollutants & Contaminants:Soil Contaminants
Pollutants & Contaminants:Water Pollutants
Transit Usage Ridership Industries: Transportation and Warehousing
Sustainable Development
Transit Usage Vehicle Usage Industries: Transportation and Warehousing
Sustainable Development
Transportation Practices Transit use and other alternative systems Industries: Transportation and Warehousing
Sustainable Development
Transportation Practices Vehicle miles traveled Energy Efficiency
Air:Air Pollution:Mobile Sources of Air Pollution
Air:Climate Change
Industries: Transportation and Warehousing
Sustainable Development
Use of Recycled Products Consumption of recycled paper products Waste Reduction:Recycling
Use of Recycled Products Tons of recovered paper Waste Reduction:Recycling
Wetlands - acreage and quality Acreage lost to development Water:Wetlands
Pollutants & Contaminants:Water Pollutants
Soils & Land
Sustainable Development
Wetlands - acreage and quality Amphibian production Water:Wetlands
Pollutants & Contaminants:Water Pollutants
Species
Wetlands - acreage and quality Wetlands water quality Water:Wetlands
Pollutants & Contaminants:Water Pollutants