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III. Sustainable Communities In-Service
The following steps can be used in a community to facilitate a sustainable community building process. These steps and process are designed as a general guide and can be modified as needed to address the unique needs of a particular community or situation.
Welcome to the Sustainable Communities Inservice. We are happy that you can join in this discussion of:
What is Sustainable Development?
How can we build Sustainable Communities?
The purpose of this section is to provide a common understanding among the Inservice participants regarding the above two questions. We hope this goal is accomplished through three activities:
sharing a common tutorial regarding Sustainable Communities
sharing our individual reactions and thoughts to the topics presented in the tutorial
individually providing additional web reference materials for greater depth of understanding
The following tutorial is designed as a beginning discussion piece for the participants of this In-service. This tutorial was designed in cooperation with the United States Environmental Protection Agency through the CENTER FOR SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES, Cascadia Community and Environment Institute, University of Washington. Contained in the tutorial are nine sessions:
Session 1: History and Definitions of Sustainability