ERIC Number: ED424192
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Jul
Pathways to Community Sustainability. A Workshop Guide. Environments for Life Conservation Issues Forum Series.
Hren, Benedict J.
This booklet is one in a series of publications designed to support the efforts of community sustainability advocates. It describes five activities through which community members can work together to apply sustainability principles to community development initiatives. Guidelines are provided for organizing and conducting a 6-hour workshop for 20-60 people. The program can be adapted to a community's specific requirements. Section 1, "Workshop Planning," describes issues related to funding, workshop committees and leaders, participants, facilities, agendas, registration, press releases, and photographs. It offers a suggested agenda, a materials checklist, and a planning checklist. Section 2, "Getting the Workshop Started," focuses on the workshop's welcome and introduction and offers a sample participant sign-in form. Section 3, "Workshop Activities," presents the five workshop activities: postcards from home; community innovations; defining elements for each of the five principles of community sustainability; a closer look at pertinent issues; and next steps for workshop participants. For each activity, there are workshop leader directions. Section 4, "Workshop Follow-Up," presents a participant's workshop evaluation and workshop leader's reporting form. The booklet also includes a glossary, a selected bibliography, and selected World Wide Web sites. (SM)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Community Development, Community Education, Community Involvement, Community Planning, Conservation (Environment), Ecological Factors, Program Development, Sustainable Development
Izaak Walton League of America, 707 Conservation Lane, Gaithersburg, MD 20878-2983.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pew Charitable Trusts, Philadelphia, PA.
Authoring Institution: New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton. Office of Bilingual Education and Equity Issues.