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Green enterprises in Peterborough County
From an environmental perspective, the essential importance of community economic development is its ability to move communities toward self-reliance. That, in turn, will result in much more efficient use of local natural and secondary resources as people connect with their surrounding environmental and understand the importance of persevering local resources for he needs of future generations within their own community. Though formulations of the sustainable community economic development (SCED) concept vary, most include environmental sustainability as a central component. Green enterprise is able to integrate this aspect of SCED into both its processes and the products it generates. Green Enterprise can play an educational role, providing an example of environmental responsibility and showing that this responsibility can support successful business. It can also provide the community with increase choice about the types of goods and services it consumes, increasing local empowerment., Introduction -- Revised study plan. Revised study objectives -- The development of the Green Enterprise concept. Externalities and trade-offs. Questioning consumer culture -- Evaluating greenness in the context of SCED: Issues and study methods. Broad-based and small business emphasis of study. Resource/time commitment. Interviews. Framing results -- Results. Response rate and types of responses. Perceived applicability and response. Definition of green enterprise. Potential environmental impacts. Monitoring. Innovation. Conflicts between environment and economics -- Inclusion in inventory -- Supports and barriers -- Revised self-audit and sustainability guidelines for new enterprises -- Conclusions -- Bibliography -- Appendix 1: Definitions of green enterprise subsectors -- Appendix 2: Green enterprise survey: May 17 mail-out -- Appendix 3: Green enterprise survey response -- Appendix 4: Revised green enterprise survey -- Appendix 5: Environmental sustainability guidelines for new enterprises -- Appendix 6: CERES Principles -- Appendix 7: Descriptions of business evaluation and marketing tools -- Appendix 8: Comprehensive bibliography -- Appendix 9: Revised working inventory., by Erin Windatt. --, Submitted to : Jim Struthers, Tom Whillans., for use by: Community Organization and Innovation Network - Peterborough., Includes bibliographic references (p. 31-36).
Sustainability
Executive summary -- Introduction -- Research questions -- Methodlogy -- Literature review -- Background statistical information -- Worldwide indicators and sustainability frameworks -- Recommended indicators for the City of Peterborough -- Conclusion -- References -- Appendix., James Durkin., Includes final research report., Date of Project completion: April 1, 2006, Includes bibliographic references (p. 53-57)., GEOG 440, Geography, Research in Physical Geography.

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