Building on the Blueprint: How Virginia's Communities Are Implementing Sustainable Development

Suellen T. Keiner & Nancy Golubiewski, Environmental Law Institute
Date Released
December 1995

This report now provides a follow-up to the Blueprint and reviews the status of various community efforts throughout the Commonwealth to protect natural resources and enhance both economic health and quality of life. Unfortunately, the Virginia Task Force on Sustainable Development concluded its deliberations without making any recommendations about how the Commonwealth can implement sustainable development. Nevertheless, a number of sustainability projects are already under way in Virginia. They may enable their respective communities to achieve the goal of sustainable development; and they can serve as models for other Virginia towns, cities, and counties that may seek to pursue that same goal.