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Walking the Walk: Sustainability Officers Living Out Loud, Part II

by Cyrus Bhedwar, Southeast Regional Director Apr 05, 2011

Mary Pat, Walking the Walk: Part II

Mary Pat Baldauf, Columbus, NC, Sustainability Facilitator

In case you haven’t heard, ICLEI USA is leading an effort to more rigorously define “local sustainability” through an initiative called the STAR Community Index. If you happen to download and browse the Sustainability Goals and Guiding Principles you’ll see how the STAR Community Index builds on the notion of the “three pillars” of sustainability – the environmental, the economic and the social. The 150+ experts who comprise the STAR Steering and Technical Advisory Committees have further broken these out into eight key areas including one that we as a sustainability community tend to overlook – Health and Safety.

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