Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD)

The Green Changemakers

Source: Nurture Development Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) is an approach to sustainable community-driven development. Beyond the mobilisation of a particular community, it is concerned with how to link micro-assets to the macro-environment.

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World Responsible Tourism Day 2010

Green Traveler Guides

A very brief history of green wine Info News Views Our favs Useful resources Travel blogs we like Contact World Responsible Tourism Day 2010 7 August 10 · 1 comment | Green Travel News | W ednesday, November 10th is an international day of action to help protect the world environment.

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Loving Local: Place, Economy and Community

Green (Living) Review

A block of brownstone row houses in West Philadelphia became my place in the world – a place where I aspired to start a business, raise a family, and help build a strong and joyful community. Community economy green living localism

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Street verges: Whose responsibility?

Green (Living) Review

By Michael Smith (Veshengro) Whose responsibilities should they be, the street verges and the keeping of same: That of the local authority or that of the residents? Here we hear many at times that it is the council's responsibility as they, the residents, do pay council tax and all that.

Initiating Sustainability In Your Community

Environmental News Network

Imagine the challenge of building a sustainable community and warding off all pessimism and indifference. A UNESCO module stated that sustainability is to be attained at the local level and the community if it were to really make a difference. Now, let’s look at your community.

Seeking communities

The Green Changemakers

By Paul Born "The Seeking Community is organizing around three themes: enjoy each other, care for one another, and work together for a better world. However, we do not want to organize against others and to allow our fear to drive our response. Social Community

Citizenship & Community Spirit

Green (Living) Review

By Michael Smith (Veshengro) As I have already talked about in a previous article far too may people nowadays, in Britain, and more than likely elsewhere, are taken with a belief in entitlements and rights but no one wants to know about the fact that those rights (and entitlements) some with strings attached, namely responsibilities. but about the responsibilities of a citizen. In order to build and rebuild communities and community spirit we must act now; we have no time to lose.

How to design communities that make residents fitter and healthier

Green (Living) Review

Every community will have a different answer, but principally they need to increase opportunities for active travel, encourage active movement in buildings such as schools and offices, and improve quality and consistency of routes for residents.

In Response to the “F*ck You 2016” Attitude.

Elephant Journal

This was the wake-up call I desperately needed: Blog Enlightened Society Inspiring (Wow) WAYLON: Today Only 2016 community connection end of year fuck you 2016 meme new year reflection renewal ritual

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Community Wisdom

The Green Changemakers

By Karin Iona Sundberg Community Wisdom Lesson 1: Deepen connections with others. In community there is more at stake and more opportunity to come together to resolve challenges. Community Wisdom Lesson 2: Deepen connection with spirit. Learn from the wisdom of indigenous cultures; use rhythmic celebrations to infuse the community with a sense of the sacred within everyday life. Community Wisdom Lesson 3: Deepen our connection with place; commit to knowing it well.

Building Thriving, Resilient Communities

The Green Changemakers

Sponsored by Thriving Resilient Communities Collaboratory. More than just inspiring stories, this collection contains tools—practical, tested, hands-on ways you can begin making your community more resilient. Community Education Resilience Sustainability Sustainable-development

6 Ways to Shop Responsibly During the Holidays

The Green Samaritan

It’s smart for your local economy and fosters a greater sense of community when you support and get to know your local retailers. Donate to a teacher’s favorite charity, PTA , community organization or plant a tree in their honor.

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Designing a Resilient Community

The Green Changemakers

Students participate in project-based learning over several days as they assess their community''s ability to respond to crises that threaten both natural and human systems. Then they develop ideas for redesigning their community to be more resilient. Record their responses.

Community based research

Environmental Economics

Of the 106 people who agreed to be interviewed we've received responses from 60 and complete responses from 52 -- enough to do some basic analysis and provide information to local decision makers. Here is a product of CBR Consulting (i.e., my benefit cost analysis class): We gathered email addresses at Rocky Knob Mountain Bike Park a few weeks ago and sent an internet survey.

Why Anger is Not the Right Response to the Orlando Shooting.

Elephant Journal

Statements like this claim "I’m not a part of the problem nor will I be a part of the solution." Doing nothing is an action, doing nothing is a choice. What’s your choice?

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Livable Communities

The Green Changemakers

It seeks to address not only what communities are against but also what they are for: healthy neighborhoods with convenient access to good schools, affordable housing, parks, and grocery stores; equitable public investments; and access to opportunity. Tags: Green Social Community

Community planning

The Green Changemakers

Rt Hon Hazel Blears MP, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government 2007 - 2009 25 March 2008 Hands on planning Woking Community Planning Weekend, 2007, John Thompson & Partners. "If This website provides an overview of these new methods of community planning.

Responsible living

The Green Changemakers

Video: How 'Green Solutions' help the Earth Video: Sigourney Weaver's 'Acid Test' Video: Rural community a model 'eco-village' RELATED TOPICS Global Climate Change Alternative Energy Technology Energy Policy Sustainable Design 4) Unplug idle appliances and electronic devices.

Community Leaders Support New Apprenticeship Initiative

Green (Living) Review

A decline in the number of apprentices entering the construction sector and the increase in the number of unemployed under 25-year olds, has given rise to a new initiative aimed at strengthening communities and offering young people skills and advancement in the building industry. The initiative, launched this week by CC Developments UK 2007 Ltd, has been given a much-welcomed reception by community development schemes in London and its surrounding boroughs.

Adirondacks Rapid Response: An Invasives Success Story

Nature Conservancy - Science

Rapid response is making a difference in invasive species control in the Adirondacks. Here, over a huge landscape, the Conservancy and partners have excelled at a coordinated approach that’s making a difference: early detection and rapid response.

Community-based economics research at St. Mary’s College

Environmental Economics

Henderson said that based on the 200 responses, households said they would be willing to pay $28.31 It was certainly a very interesting experience to work with the community and get opinions on not only the survey, but the topic as well,” senior Kara Kotler said. “I

Five Years After BP Spill, Gulf of Mexico is Rekindling Responsibility for the Gulf’s Future

Conservancy Talk

While that may have been necessary, we have lost part of the spirit of individual and collective responsibility for our environment that Earth Day was intended to celebrate. Their actions serve as a model for how restoring nature can help strengthen coastal communities all over the world.

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Green (Living) Review

Rivers often have a history of flooding, whilst only providing limited amenity or environmental value to local communities. Water & Environment 2011: CIWEM’s Annual Conference will be discussing how an integrated approach to flood risk management can bring communities a wide range of benefits. Water & Environment 2011 will focus on the Big Society and aims to provide a comprehensive response to the Government’s Programme.

Ecomodo – a new Green community concept

Green (Living) Review

Unlike all those others, and many other names besides the mentioned ones exist, whose concept is of giving things away free via a network, a community, Ecomodo is, basically, a lending bank that uses the community involved as a “tool shed”, as it is the members that lend to other members, and it is not just tools. Our aim is to create a society of socially responsible consumers whilst preserving your quality of life.

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Earth Day Fest 2012 for the Whole Community

Green (Living) Review

A small community of Snohomish, WA considers everybody responsible. A small community of Snohomish, WA considers everybody responsible. Like two main organizers: Sno-Isle Natural Foods Co-op opened in 1997 and has been proudly community owned.

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Livable Communities through Urban Forestry

The Green Changemakers

Play in nature also teaches responsibility and nurturing skills [24] according to Cobb. This talk was presented at the Livable Communities through Urban Forestry Conference in Washington DC, August 6, 2015 by Suzanne H. By Suzanne H. Crowhurst Lennard, Ph.D.(Arch.),

Fairtrade Foundation response to CAP reform statements

Green (Living) Review

million people (farmers, workers, their families and communities) – across 58 developing countries in the developing world benefit from the international Fairtrade system.

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I Read the Letter Written by Brock Turner’s Victim Today & Here’s my Response.

Elephant Journal

Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Writer's Contest June 1-14 Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Featured Today Brock Turner community kindness people rapeI read the letter today, tears streaming down my face.

Developing Collective Wisdom in Communities, Cities, & Regions

The Green Changemakers

We serve the vision of a world in which place-based communities become increasingly thriving and resilient. What community wisdom systems are strengthening the people and places where we live today? Community healing circles are a local approach.

After Sandy: Coastal Communities Envision a Renewed Future

Conservancy Talk

For many of the communities across the south shore of Long Island, Sandy made real a long known and yet unrealized fear: They were far more vulnerable to the whims of Mother Nature than they had ever thought possible.

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"Applying econometrics to elephant poaching: our response to Underwood and Burn"

Environmental Economics

Understandably, the community of policy-engaged researchers and conservationists has received these findings with healthy skepticism, particularly since prior studies had failed to detect a signal from the one-time sale.     Overall, we believe we have exerted substantial effort to be transparent with our analysis and handling of data to ensure that our results can be replicated by any other member of the community.

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Wanted: community spirited folk, good in a crisis

Green (Living) Review

UK: A council and a first aid charity are looking for volunteers who could support their communities in an emergency. In a major emergency such as a serious fire, flooding, snow and storms, our communities, especially rural communities, can find themselves in need of temporary support to help people who for one reason or another are having difficulties with continuing their normal daily lives. Newark, Notts.,

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A Symbiotic Relationship of Community Resiliency: Red Cross and TNC

Conservancy Talk

To do this, we’re working with the Red Cross and Red Crescent, and contributing to a larger project that is building community resilience to floods and storms at the city level.

The Year of Community. ~ Ann Griffin | elephant journal

Elephant Journal

The Year of Community. ~ Experiencing a broader meaning of community every day. Within this community of self, the community of many, we are coming together and fracturing at the same time. It IS the year of community and I like it. This was his response.

FAIRTRADE FORTNIGHT: One year on, leading jeweller reports positive response to Fairtrade gold

Green (Living) Review

Harriet Kelsall Bespoke Jewellery reports a positive response from customers to Fairtrade gold as Fairtrade Fortnight 2012 kicks off. Alice Rochester is a senior designer, she said: “Of course the point of Fairtrade is working with small-scale artisanal workers and their communities.

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Indigenous and Community Conserved Areas

The Green Changemakers

[link] A Bold New Frontier for Conservation Indigenous peoples and local communities, both sedentary and mobile, have for millennia played a critical role in conserving a variety of natural environments and species. What are Indigenous and Community Conserved Areas (ICCAs)?

Community Design Resources

The Green Changemakers

[link] ARTICLES The Ahwahnee Principles : Toward more livable communities. Building Livable Communities with Transit - Elements of Good Transit-Oriented Development. Shaping the Tools of Re-Invention : Good Citizens, Better Communities. By Dave Davis Ten Keys to Walkable/Livable Communities. Back to Top REPORTS Healthy Communities in California's San Joaquin Valley: Community Design Toolkit (PDF; 42.1 Management Planning Governance Community Education

Our Responsibility to the Earth


Just before Earth Day 2010, BP's Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded -- a disaster that ultimately dumped more than 200 million gallons of crude into the Gulf of Mexico and wreaked unprecedented havoc on ecosystems, wildlife, and communities. "But what have you done for me lately?"

Transformative Community Planning: Empowerment Through Community Development

The Green Changemakers

Prepared for the 1996 Planners Network Conference, "Renewing Hope, Restoring Vision: Progressive Planning in Our Communities." by Marie Kennedy INTRODUCTION What is community development? I'm going to share some thoughts about some of the elements of effective planning for community development--a planning practice that I sometimes call transformative community planning. I see real community development as combining material development with the development of people.

Sustainable Communities

The Green Changemakers

[link] Communities as Living Systems | Benefits | Community Metabolism | Eco-Industrial Parks Industrial Ecosystems | Municipal Infrastructure | Business Opportunities | Communities and Sustainable Agriculture Integrative Regional Action Planning The Unsustainability of Cities Patterns of urban development are a particular focus of concern in the search for a path to a sustainable world. Tags: Sustainable-development Green Community

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Conscious Community

The Green Changemakers

[link] Conscious Community Intention I am here for mutual support to practice the universal Virtues of Love, Integrity, Courage, Service, and Respect as a way to grow spiritually and to become a catalyst for the emergence of a new society. We gather to support each other's passions to make a better world and weave the good already happening in our communities into a more unified power for change. America is awakening—one community at a time. Why Build Conscious Community?

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Strengthening community through interactive street art

The Green Changemakers

by Kaid Benfield [link] Okay, this is merely one of the most creative community projects ever. The house has been purchased and will be renovated but, until then, it serves as a living testament to community, inclusion, creativity and purpose. Art Community

Poll: Communities of color overwhelmingly support climate action

Sierra Club Compass

And a new survey released by Green For All and conducted by the firm Brilliant Corners suggests that the desire for government action to combat climate disruption is especially high among minority communities. As the U.S.