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Making Change: Documentary: Contagious but Good for You - Sustainability and NE Ohio’s Economy

Tuesday, June 17, 2003 at 2:50 PM

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Sustainability is a concept that crosses all aspects of life. There's sustainability as applied to business, as applied to government, and as applied to individuals. Basically, sustainability is an all-encompassing idea that could improve our economy, ecology and social equity. In this documentary, Shula explores the emerging-and innovative-applications of sustainability in Northeast Ohio.

Additional Information

Sustainable Cleveland
The Sustainable Cleveland Partnership will 1) develop and implement a replicable model environmental information access system in several Cleveland neighborhoods to help citizens create positive environmental change in their communities, and, 2) develop collaborations between community residents, organizations, universities and regulators. This model will be disseminated to other Cleveland and Great Lakes region neighborhoods to assist others in improving information access in their communities.

The CATO Institute
The Cato Institute seeks to broaden the parameters of public policy debate to allow consideration of the traditional American principles of limited government, individual liberty, free markets and peace. Portions of this organizations present reasons for opposing sustainability.

Sustainability Institute
A think-do tank dedicated to sustainable resource use, sustainable economics, and sustainable community.

Smart Communities Network: Creating Smart Communities
It is a project of the US Department of Energy on how to implement Smart Growth. It has links to further information about green buildings, transportation, energy among other topics. Also has information on how to find money to implement sustainable principles.

World Business Council for Sustainable Development
International organization of companies with a commitment to sustainable development via the three pillars of economic growth, ecological balance and social progress. The web site provides resources for businesses to incorporate sustainability principals into their practices and it describes the activities the organization engages in to spread the word.

United Nations Division for Sustainable Development
The Division for Sustainable Development serves as the substantive secretariat responsible for servicing the Commission on Sustainable Development

Education for Sustainable Communities in Ohio
The Ohio State University Extension's web site that links directly to the community development's section on sustainability. Find out what's happening in other counties and cities around the state and what you can do to initiate sustainability in your neighborhood.


Making Change, Regional Economy/Business - Analysis and Trends, Regional Economy/Business - News

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