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Linking Sustainable Community Activities to Pollution Prevention

A Sourcebook

Cover: MR-855 | Linking Sustainable Community Activities to 
Pollution Prevention:  A Sourcebook
By: Beth E. Lachman 

This report provides an introduction to sustainable community activities and ways in which supporters of pollution prevention can take advantage of such efforts. A "sustainable community" effort consists of a long-term integrated and systems approach to developing and achieving a healthy community by addressing economic, environmental and social issues. Fostering a strong sense of community and building partnerships among key stakeholders are also important elements of such efforts. This report discusses how hundreds of communities across the United States are taking "sustainable community" approaches to deal with their most pressing problems. Such approaches have been applied to issues as varied as urban sprawl, inner-city and brownfield redevelopment, new economic development, a strong local economy, environmental justice, ecosystem management, agriculture, biodiversity, green buildings, energy conservation, watershed management, and pollution prevention. This report explains such activities by examining the process of developing a sustainable community initiative, describing sources of support, and presenting detailed community examples. Then, it explores the relationship between sustainable community activities and pollution prevention. The author includes an extensive annotated bibliography giving points of contact with phone numbers, web page addresses, and published documents about sustainable community activities throughout the United States.

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Preface HTML
Summary HTML
Acknowledgments HTML
Acronyms HTML
Chapter 1:
Introduction HTML
Chapter 2:
The Sustainable Community "MOVEMENT" HTML
Chapter 3:
Elements of Sustainable Communities HTML
Chapter 4:
Resources for Sustainability Efforts HTML
Chapter 5:
Sustainable Community Examples HTML
Chapter 6:
Relationships Between Sustainable Community and P2 Activities HTML
Chapter 7:
Conclusion HTML
Annotated Bibliography HTML