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Sustainability in Practice


James M. McElfish Jr., Environmental Law Institute

Date Released: 

December 1999

This report discusses sustainable development efforts throughout the United States involving diverse partnerships, objectives, environmental media, and approaches. The study is based on certain questions including, How does sustainability as practiced by local communities address the objectives set out by the President`s Council on Sustainable Development (PCSD)? How are sustainability partnerships structured? Is there a diversity of projects? What tools are used in carrying out the projects, and what variables do these tools correspond with? How do these efforts differ by region? What is the rural-urban breakdown among sustainability efforts?