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Conflict of interest?

Conflict of interest?

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  • Yes, but like many initiatives the momentum is mixed and often overcome by new crises that demand attention and resources.
  • It has in some departments but not all are moving at the same pace.
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In August, we sent our list of 44,000 e-mail subscribers 14 questions about how they're responding to this latest imperative. Almost 500 — 1.1% — responded. (Thank you, by the way.)

This isn't about global warming, climate change, or one of the other terms so prevalent in the media: whether it exists and, if so, why; whether it's a left-wing conspiracy to halt development or a right-wing conspiracy to make the politically connected richer.

To pretend these elements don't influence what's expected of you and your team is naïve. But we're more interested in what you're doing with the resources you do have.

Here's what we learned.

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To find out:

  • Which programs/methodologies your colleagues have used to develop a formal sustainability action plan
  • Why they developed the plan
  • How to access the American Public Works Association's online Framework for Sustainable Communities.
  • Click here