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Defining Sustainability: What’s Solid Waste Got to Do With It?

Beth Otto is back with the latest on sustainability. She’s filled you in on sustainability efforts in the City of Portland, told you about the day in the life of a sustainability coordinator, and now, she writes about managing solid waste to create a sustainable community. Defining Sustainability: What’s Solid Waste Got to Do With It? By … Continued

4 Takeaways from Mayor Hales & Mayor Ballard

In her previous column, Beth Otto educated us on SustainIndy’s efforts to make Indianapolis the most sustainable city in the Midwest. She returns to reflect on lessons learned for our sustainability conversation with Portland Mayor Charlie Hales and Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard.

Defining Sustainability: Learning from 6 Years of Successes in Hillsboro

Beth Otto is back with the latest on sustainability. She’s filled you in on sustainability efforts in the City of Portland, told you about the day in the life of a sustainability coordinator, and now, she highlights the progress being made by Peter Brandom and the City of Hillsboro team. Background Check on Peter Brandom Connect: … Continued

Defining Sustainability: Takeaways from Dr. Julian Agyeman

Beth Otto is back with the latest on sustainability. This article introduces you to Dr. Julian Agyeman and the topic of “Just Sustainabilities.” Background Check Connect: Twitter and World Wide Web Julian Agyeman Ph.D. FRSA, professor of urban and environmental policy and planning, holds a a Ph.D in Environmental Education from the University of London, … Continued

Defining Sustainability: The Portland Way

This is another installment of an ELGL original content series titled “Defining Sustainability” by Beth Otto.  Beth is sharing her perspective on the varying definitions of sustainability and her experiences in implementing sustainability strategies. In this article, Beth interviews Michelle Kunec-North about the Portland Way with regard to sustainability. Background Check Connect: LinkedIn Michelle Kunec-North received … Continued

Defining Sustainability: Day In a Life of a Sustainability Coordinator

This is another installment of an ELGL original content series titled “Defining Sustainability” by Beth Otto.  Beth is sharing her perspective on the varying definitions of sustainability and her experiences in implementing sustainability strategies. Sustainability: What Does It Mean? The goal of the “Defining Sustainability” blog series is to help demystify the term and concept … Continued

Defining Sustainability: Local Energy Production

This is another installment of an ELGL original content series titled “Defining Sustainability” by Beth Otto.  Beth is sharing her perspective on the varying definitions of sustainability and her experiences in implementing sustainability strategies. Background Check on Jon Roschke Jon Roschke is the Executive Director at OREP.  He has focused on improving education in the … Continued

Defining Sustainability: South Kelso Revitalization Plan

This is another installment of an ELGL original content series titled “Defining Sustainability” by Beth Otto.  Beth is sharing her perspective on the varying definitions of sustainability and her experiences in implementing sustainability strategies. Revitalizing South Kelso, WA Document: The South Kelso Revitalization Plan Sustainable Communities are about much more than green buildings, bike lanes and … Continued

Defining Sustainability: STAR Communities

Word on the Street About Defining Sustainability  Kevin Hughes, AICP, Principal Environmental Advanced Planner, posted the following comment on LinkedIn after reading the first Defining Sustainability with Beth Otto, “I recommend the working being done by ELGL in Oregon for advancing the cause of Public Administration Best Management Practices.” After those kind words, the pressure is … Continued

New Feature: Defining Sustainability with Beth Otto

  Raise your hand if you are against sustainability? That’s what we thought, it is hard to be against sustainability but how many of us actually know what sustainability means. Fear not, ELGL has enlisted Beth Otto who was worked on sustainability projects in Lake Oswego, Kelso, Maine Energy Education Program, and Maine Conservation Corp.  As part … Continued

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