Toward a Sustainable Community: A Toolkit for Local Government (Vol. 1)
Author(s) Sherrie Gruder, Anna Haines, Jerry Hembd, Lisa MacKinnon, Jane Silberstein
This toolkit provides strategies that local governments can implement to move toward a sustainable future. These practices can save money, increase employment, improve environmental quality, and enhance community well-being.
Volume 1 focuses on internal government functions, including procurement, buildings, investments, and human resources. An overview of the Natural Step sustainability framework and case studies from emerging eco-municipalities are also provided (48 pages; 2007).
For information on building sustainability in additional functions of local government, see Toward a Sustainable Community, Volume 2 (G3977-02).