Sustainability is:
"Sustainable communities foster commitment to place, promote vitality, build resilience to stress, act as stewards, and forge connections beyond the community"
Northwest Policy Institute, University of Washington, Graduate School of Public Affairs

Talking Points
  • Northwest Policy Institute is an academic institution working with communities in the Northwest
  • Commitment to place as a foundation of caring for the community
  • Connection to other communities

There are many educational institutions that are working with communities on the issues of sustainability. The Northwest Policy Institute in Seattle, at the University of Washington Graduate School of Public Affairs, has developed a workbook for communities to use. They have done a great deal of work with rural communities. Their definition emphasizes connections within and among communities.
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