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Robert McNulty on The Partnership for the Green Dividend

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Partners President Bob McNulty authored an article in Community Investments, the journal of the San Francisco Federal Reserve. In the article, titled The Partnership for a Green Dividend, McNulty makes the case for an integrated, comprehensive and place-based approach to the two imperatives of economic development and climate action, through a partnership between Partners for Livable Communities and Climate Prosperity Project.

Drawing on the complementary skill sets and experiences of the two organizations, The Partnership would help communities assess and align those regional assets so important for success in the green economy and would focus efforts on four key constituencies: 1) low-income areas; 2) small business; 3) labor force; and 4) minority communities. The key, overarching objective of The Partership is to help communities maximize their opportunities in the green economy in a way that maximizes social equity and increases regional prosperity.

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Volume II of the Economics of Sustainability Released!

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Partners is excited to announce the release of the second volume of tDollarsAndSenseOfGreenBusinessCOVERhe Economics of Sustainability, “The Dollars and Sense of Green Business,” made possible by support from the Rockefeller Brothers Fund. This publication is a continuation of Partners’ sustainability agenda and explores the innovation and leadership of 22 chambers of commerce from around the country—true champions of the green economy. To read more about Partners’ Economics of Sustainability initiative, click here.

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Green Plus North American Sustainable Enterprise Awards

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As part of the Green Plus North American Sustainable Enterprise Awards, the Institute for Sustainableeos-nase_logo_large Development and Partners for Livable Communities are collaborating in recognizing a Green Plus Chamber of Commerce. “Over the past year, Partners for Livable Communities has explored how business leaders, faced with the challenge of ensuring the future strength of regional economies and local quality of life, have employed creative new agendas that not only help reverse the effects of environmental degradation but leverage the occasion for valuable economic and social gain,” said Carly Grimm, Program Officer of Partners for Livable Communities. Read more about Partners' Economics of Sustainability program.

The award will recognize chambers of commerce that have an exemplary track record in four categories

  1. Regional Leadership: Creating a more sustainable region
  2. Assisting their members in improving their triple bottom line
  3. Making the Economic case for Sustainability
  4. Leading by Example: Chambers that have made their own operations more sustainable

“Chambers of Commerce throughout the country are implementing green business programs, attracting clean industries, and creating green jobs; they are paving the way to the more sustainable and robust communities of the 21st century,” Grimm said. “Partners has now joined forces with the Institute for Sustainable Development to recognize the chamber employing the most innovative and effective green strategies through the Green Plus Chamber of the Year Award,” Grimm concluded.

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Detecting the Green Light: Local Chambers Ahead of Washington

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Neal Pierce reports on Partners' release of the report– “Enterprise at Home–Chambers of Commerce as the New Players in Environmental Sustainability” that focuses on green/climate change initiatives of leading chambers spread from New England to southern California.

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Washington Plays Catch Up On Climate Change

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Governing magazine founder Peter Harkness writes about how local business and governmental entities are taking action on climate change issues in their communities.

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