MJ Minton - Frederick Realtor
Broker, EcoBroker, BPOR®
Serving Maryland, Virginia, & Virginia Beach.
 
 
America's Most Sustainable Communities: Sept 9, 2011 Source Mother Nature Network 
 
         
 
 
What makes a community livable?  Ask most people and you'll hear the same things:  Good schools
plenty of jobs and a nice environment. Sustainable communities provide all of this with a green
twist. The result is long-term growth, prosperity and a thriving local population that motivates residents
to stay (and attracts new ones) for generations to come. Recently, the U.S. Business Civic Leadership Center
(BCLC) and Siemens recognized three American communities as setting the "gold standard" for local
level sustainability planning, presenting them with the 2011 Siemens Sustainable Community Awards. Based
on population size, the three winning communities were Greensburg, Kansas (small); Raleigh, North Carolina
(mid-size); and San Jose, California (large). Read full article. 
 

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