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EPA WEB SITE PROVIDES LINK TO A "GREEN" COMMUNITY
Release Date: 3/9/1999
Contact Information: Bonnie Lomax (215) 814-5542
PHILADELPHIA - People looking for help in planning their community’s future can find it by taking a ride on the information superhighway, exiting at the Environmental Protection Agency’s Green Community Assistance Kit (www.epa.gov/region3/greenkit).
The internet-based Green Communities Assistance Kit, first introduced in 1997, by EPA’s Philadelphia regional office, provides a systematic method for analyzing your community, planning its future and taking action. The recently upgraded site now links to more than 600 other sites, providing a wealth of information on environmental, economic, and social issues.
The kit guides communities through a five-step process by asking the following questions:
1 - Where are we now? (community assessment)
2 - Where are we going? (trends analysis)
3 - Where do we want to be? (visioning)
4 - How do we get there? (developing an action plan)
5 - Let’s Go (implementation)
Communities that complete steps one through four and begin implementing changes can apply to be designated as a "Green Community." The City of York, Pa. and Union County, Pa. have received this designation.
For additional information contact Susan McDowell, at 215-814-2739 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Whether the community issue is sprawl, an abandoned chemical site, quality of life, or economic vitality, the answer could be on EPA’s Green Community Assistance Kit. Check it out.