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Can Business be Sustained?
Abstract: Reviews past and current business practices in regards to sustainability. Offers case studies for sustainable aspects.
Source: Department of Energy
URL: http://www.smartcommunities.ncat.org/business/buintro.shtml

Green Communities
Abstract: A step-by-step guide for planning and implementing sustainable actions.
Source: U.S. EPA Region III
URL: http://www.epa.gov/greenkit/

Industrial Ecology and the Guest-service Sector
Abstract: Industrial ecology (IE) has historically focused on manufacturing but could be applied more broadly, particularly to sectors of the economy not typically considered "dirty." The guest-service sector, for example, has a significant ecological footprint, often in environmentally sensitive areas, and would benefit from an IE perspective. This report summarizes some of those findings.
Source: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
URL: http://mitpress.mit.edu/catalog/item/default.asp?sid=9130662

Livable Tucson Goals: Highlighted Projects
Abstract: Listing of highlighted projects toward attaining managed growth.
Source: City of Tucson
URL: http://www.ci.tucson.az.us/livable2

Natural Capitalism: Creating the Next Industrial Revolution
Abstract: This website leads the reader into the book titled Natural Capitalism: Creating the Next Industrial Revolution, by Paul Hawken, Amory Lovins, and L. Hunter Lovins. This is the first book to explore the lucrative opportunities for businesses in an era of approaching environmental limits.
Source: Rocky Mountain Institute
URL: http://www.natcap.org/

Quality Growth Examples in Georgia
Abstract: A database of recent, local community quality growth activities. Search by community issue (includes "Preservation, Protection & Conservation" issues), keyword or location. Site users are also invited to submit their own success story.
Source: Georgia Quality Growth Partnership
URL: http://www.dca.state.ga.us/toolkit/gaexamples.asp

Sustainable Technologies Industrial Park
Abstract: This abstract describes the sustainable development action strategy of Northampton County, Virginia. Northhampton is home to a nationally recognized rural development model. It converted years of poverty into a winning combination of twenty-first-century industry and environmental stewardship
Source: Department of Energy
URL: http://www.smartcommunities.ncat.org/success/northam.shtml


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