Community Indicators for Your Community

Real, lasting community change is built around knowing where you are, where you want to be, and whether your efforts are making a difference. Indicators are a necessary ingredient for sustainable change. And the process of selecting community indicators -- who chooses, how they choose, what they choose -- is as important as the data you select.

The Jacksonville Community Council (JCCI) understands indicators and community change, with more than 25 years of producing the annual Quality of Life Progress Report for Jacksonville and the Northeast Florida region, and two decades of helping other communities develop their own sustainable indicators projects. JCCI consultants give you the information you need to measure progress, identify priorities for action, and assess results.

I'd like to talk with you personally about how we can help. E-mail me at
ben@jcci.org, call (904) 396-3052, or visit CommunityWorks for more information. From San Antonio to Siberia, we're ready and willing to assist.


Sunday, December 2, 2007

Japan for Sustainability

While in Brussels, I had a chance to talk with Hiroyuki Tada, co-founder of Japan for Sustainability, http://www.japanfs.org/index.html. I've been a fan of their work for a while, and you remember we talked about them last March.

I highly recommend subscribing to their newsletter, and checking their back issues for any of the articles you missed. The current newsletter discusses Redefining Progress' Genuine Progress Indicator (see http://www.rprogress.org/index.htm), Gross National Happiness indicators in Bhutan, and a Gross Company Happiness measure coming from Japan as alternatives to GDP. It also discusses Eco-City contests, selling sustainability, and more.

Here's how to access the newsletter and subscribe.

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