Social Responsibility

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Many social issues have to be dealt with to progress toward becoming a sustainable community. These include planning, zoning, health, housing and transport issues; local, individual and visitor lifestyle changes; ethical consumerism.  “Large scale social movements can influence both community choices and the built environment. Eco-municipalities may be one such movement. The eco-municipality movement is participatory, involving community members in a bottom-up approach.”

Sweden has more than 70 cities (25% of the country) that have adapted a common set of sustainability principles. There are 12 in the U.S and the American Planning Association has adopted sustainability objectives based on the same principles. With so many locals already trying to engage in sustainable practices, the time is right for our town to become a leader.

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