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, call (904) 396-3052, or visit CommunityWorks for more information. From San Antonio to Siberia, we're ready and willing to assist.

Saturday, May 31, 2008

From IISD News (International Institute for Sustainable Development -- subscription information below):


Associate Mark Anielski has been awarded the 2008 bronze medal in the category of Economics by the Axiom Business Book Awards of Independent Publishers for his book, "The Economics of Happiness: Building Genuine Wealth" (see to learn more about the publication).

Anielski is an internationally noted expert in developing and reporting on sustainability from the community to the national level and beyond. His Genuine Wealth model and Genuine Progress Indicators, which are new tools to evaluate wellbeing, are featured in the book.

The "Economics of Happiness" shows:

  • how economics, capitalism, accounting and banking, which dominate our consciousness, can be reoriented towards the pursuit of genuine happiness;
  • how to rediscover the original meaning of the language of economics;
  • how to measure the five capitals of Genuine Wealth: human, social, natural, built and financial;
  • how nations, governments, communities and businesses are using the Genuine Wealth model to build a new economy of well-being; and
  • how you and your family can apply the Genuine Wealth model in your lives.
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