Let's define some terms:
 
 
 
  • Sustain
     
  • Develop
     
  • Carrying Capacity
     
  • Community Capital
     
  • Weak vs. Strong Sustainability
     
  • Community
     
  • Indicator
 


 
Talking Points
 
 
 
  • We need a common understanding of terms
     
  • Sustainable development and sustainable community are NOT really environmental movements; they are community movements


 
Narrative
 
 
 
In order to talk about sustainable community indicators, we need a common understanding of certain terms: sustain, develop, community, and indicator.

As we review these definitions, keep in mind that what we are trying to improve is our community: not just the environment, not just the economy, not just social behavior, but all the interwoven pieces that make up the community. Sustainable development is not an environmental movement. It is a community movement. It is about making our communities better places to live for all members of the community.

(Depending on the audience, the facilitator may or may not want to go to the definition pages for sustain, develop, community and indicator. If not, incorporate the talking points or narrative from those pages here.)
 
 
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