This report, published by the Foundation for Community Associations Research, explores “greenness” in communities, in their varied forms. It considers the concept of sustainability through better designs, new technologies and social innovations. Sustainable communities are developed to meet the “needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” They are regenerative, meaning they have “processes that restore, renew or revitalize their own sources of energy and materials, creating sustainable systems that integrate the needs of society with the integrity of nature.”
As community managers and association leaders, we hold in the back of our minds the question: Can we improve the world for future generations? Read the full report on green communities.