Washington, DC (February 8, 2008)- Greening communities is likely the most rapid “growth” dimension of the Smart Growth movement. Public agencies, non-profits and the private sector are innovating ways to facilitate progress toward sustainability. From local green business programs to city-wide sustainability action plans, communities, agencies and organizations are implementing measures to achieve outcomes that uphold the triple bottom line of social equity, economics, and the environment.
Come hear from green leaders with proven track records and learn how to integrate green measures within your organization’s policies and operations. Participants will leave the workshop with examples and ideas to take back to their own community to create a more sustainable city.
Pat Stoner, Director, Resources Conservation Programs, Local Government Commission
Kevin A. Fletcher, Ph.D., Executive Director, Audubon International
Kim Lundgren, Regional Director, Northeast, ICLEI U.S.A. Northeast Regional Capacity Center
Shannon Parry, Sustainable City Coordinator, Environmental Programs Division, City of Santa Monica, CA
About New Partners for Smart Growth
The 2008 New Partners for Smart Growth Conference in Washington, DC, hosted attendance of more than 1300 people from across the country for three full days of presentations, discussions, and information sharing. The conference was produced by the Local Government Commission (LGC), with support from a very impressive and multi-disciplinary group of partners and sponsoring organizations, agencies and companies.
7th Annual New Partners for Smart Growth: Building Safe, Healthy, and Livable Communities