Source: ICMA, 2009
Sarasota County, Florida, is a state and national leader in sustainability. Long before sustainability became a buzzword for local government, Sarasota County embraced sustainable practices with the construction of an environmentally-friendly library in 1986.
Sarasota’s success in achieving its sustainability goals is due in large part to its recognition that sustainability goes beyond environmental stewardship. The county defines sustainability as a balance among people, planet, and prosperity. Community goals must address environmental improvement, long-term economic viability, and social well-being.
Sustainable Communities: Successful Strategies from Sarasota County, Florida – audio conference (purchase required)