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Main Title Linking sustainable community activities to pollution prevention : a sourcebook /
Author Lachman, Beth E.,
Publisher Rand,
Year Published 1997
Report Number MR-855-OSTP
OCLC Number 36656385
ISBN 0833025007; 9780833025005
Subjects Environmental policy--United States--Citizen participation ; Pollution--United States--Citizen participation ; Environmental responsibility--United States--Citizen participation ; Sustainable development--United States--Citizen participation ; POLITICAL SCIENCE--Public Policy--Environmental Policy ; Environmental policy--Citizen participation ; Environmental responsibility--Citizen participation ; Pollution--Citizen participation ; Sustainable development--Citizen participation ; Nachhaltige Entwicklung ; Umweltverträglichkeit ; Umweltverschmutzung ; Verhinderung
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EHAM  GE180.L33 1997 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 01/30/1998
EIAM  GE180.L33 1997 Region 2 Library/New York,NY 08/30/1997
EJBM  GE180.L33 1997 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 06/14/2002
ERAM  GE180.L33 1997 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 07/27/2001
Collation xiv, 72 pages ; 23 cm
"Prepared for the Office of Science and Technology Policy." Includes bibliographical references (pages 59-72).
Contents Notes
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.