Indicators of Sustainability Training Course Outline
Instructions for Using This Workshop
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Introduction to the Workshop
Section 1 - What is sustainability?
A new way to look at the world
Training workshop agenda
Let's define some terms
What does sustain mean?
What is development?
What is carrying capacity?
What is community capital?
What are weak and strong sustainability?
How do you define a community?
What is an indicator?
There are many different definitions of sustainability
Brundtland Commission (continued)
Caring for the Earth
Indicators from Caring for the Earth
Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility
Puget Sound/Sustainable Community Roundtable
MACED Communities by Choice
Northwest Policy Institute
Indicators for sustainable communities
Lowell Center for Sustainable Production
The Natural Step
Sustainable production indicators
Indicators for sustainable agriculture
Sustainability is a vision of the future
Section 2 - What makes a good indicator?
What are indicators for?
What makes a good indicator?
Not at expense of others
Making a better indicator
Examples of national economic indicators
Gross National Product
Genuine Progress Indicator
Making measures that speak to people
Total water use
Water use per person
Water use vs. water available
Measure cause and effect
Pressure - State - Response
Land use indicators
Section 3 - Developing Indicators
Small Group Exercise
Small group exercise
Section 4 - Indicator Projects and Resources
View of Community
Economy, environment, society as interlocked circles
Economy in society in environment
How many indicators do we need?
Local and regional data sources
National and international data sources
Who is working on sustainability?
Where are they working on it?
How are they working on it?
Why are people working on it?
How do we get there?
It's time to measure what we want to be
Copyright © 1998 Maureen Hart. All rights reserved.