GCI has partnered with Hunter Lovins and Christopher Juniper of Natural Capitalism Solutions in Boulder, CO to prepare this workbook for communities on sustainable ways to build real wealth by strengthening the local economy.
Taking Action for Sustainability: The EarthCAT Guide to Community Development
A workbook based on the Earth Charter that provides a step by step guide for community leaders who want to achieve integrated goals of a safe and healthy environment, a vibrant local economy, good governance, and a high level of social well-being.
Most of the world‘s population now lives in cities, but despite wide agreement on the core values of sustainable societies, municipalities are so busy solving current problems they don‘t have the time or resources to plan effective action for sustainability. The Key to Sustainable Cities uses the principles of system dynamics to demonstrate how today‘s problems were yesterday‘s solutions. The book points to a new approach to city planning that builds on assets as a starting point for cities to develop healthy social, governance, economic, and environmental systems