These would best be used as idea starters for rural and remote communities.
SustainLane Government [pdf] http://www.sustainlane.us/ Based in San Francisco, SustainLane Government was started in 2004. Their primary goal is to provide an online database of best practices in sustainability and environmental management. Currently, the database includes over 100 best practice documents which include coverage of land use activities, waste management practices, and green building and development.
Visitors can browse through these documents at their leisure and they will also want to look at SustainLane’s “City Sustainable Rankings”, which are available on the homepage. Another nice feature of the site’s homepage is the “Recent Uploads” area, which includes recently uploaded documents that deal with local action plans for climate change, plastic bag reduction ordinance, and so on. Finally, visitors should also look over the “Articles” section, as it contains pieces such as “Top Ten Alternative Fueled City Fleets” and “Top US Cities for Cleantech Incubation Clusters”. [KMG]
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