SBN Green Resources - Communities

Sustainable Communities

Civic Practices Network
Civic Practices Network (CPN) is a collaborative and nonpartisan project bringing together a diverse array of organizations and perspectives within the civic renewal movement.

This site offers a database of essays and papers that cover everything from case studies on civic innovation and grassroots environmental initiatives to community health reform and essays on employee empowerment. This is a comprehensive website that will inform you of the great potential and necessity of civic involvement for community building and renewal.

Institute for Sustainable Communities
With the focus on environmental, economic, and social concerns, ISC gives communities and the organizations that support them the training, technical assistance, and grants they need to solve their problems and sustain themselves independently.

Quest Sustainable Solutions
Quest Sustainability finds green and sustainable solutions to clients' economic, social and environmental challenges.

Small Planet Institute
It offers published resources and suggestions for things you can do right now to improve local community relationships and promote sustainable community building.

Sustainable Communities Network
This site provides civic resources including downloadable guides to planning a sustainable event, a starter kit for community building, and a case study map.

Local Government Commission (LGC)
The Local Government Commission (LGC) is a nonprofit organization fostering innovation in environmental sustainability, economic prosperity and social equity. The LGC is helping to transform communities through inspiration, practical assistance and a network of visionary local elected officials and other community leaders.

Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)
NRDC develops and advocates sustainable solutions for our communities.  

Playbook for Green Buildings and Neighborhoods
A web-based resource, provides strategies, tips, and tools that counties can use to take immediate action on climate change through: green building, green neighborhoods, and sustainable infrastructure.

Smart Communities Network
The website contains a variety of great resources, tools, links to articles and publications, and community success stories on a variety of topics, including community energy, green development, and sustainable business.

Sustainable Communities
The Partnership for Sustainable Communities works to coordinate federal housing, transportation, water, and other infrastructure investments to make neighborhoods more prosperous, allow people to live closer to jobs, save households time and money, and reduce pollution.

Walk Score
Walk Score uses a patent-pending system to measure the walkability of an address, in order to help people find a walkable place to live. This site provides a list of the most walkable neighborhoods in the United States and information on the benefits of living in a walkable city.

News

UD in the Community: Gospel of Life Dwellings Affirm Lives

Although she can no longer see, Tia does her best, like the mother she still is, to ensure the comfort of those around her from her perch on the edge of her bed. She is one of three elderly residents of St. Adelaide in Grand Prairie, one of Gospel of Life Dwellings' two locations. First conceived by Joe Flaherty, M.D., BA '86, a geriatrician, the idea for these homes was embraced and implemented -- and is continuously sustained -- by numerous UD alumni.

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New Crusader Baseball Clubhouse Completed

Positioned off Crusader Drive, behind the batting cages and the centerfield wall of the baseball field, the university's newly constructed baseball clubhouse opened the first week in May, the last week of the season for the UD baseball team. This milestone marked the end of a years-long endeavor supported by the university's Baseball Booster Club to upgrade the team's existing locker room and practice facilities.

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