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Early Adopters Project

What is it?

This project will provide ten to fifteen committed Twin Ports area "Early Adopter" organizations (private, public and nonprofit) an opportunity to develop – through specialized training and applications – a shared understanding of sustainability and to create and implement specific sustainability plans for their organizations that provide economic, environmental, and social benefits. These Early Adopters of sustainability will provide local success stories and share the lessons, knowledge, and energy they have gained throughout the community.

What is the organizational commitment?

  • To learn about The Natural Step Framework and apply it in their organization.
  • To commit time for staff to participate in the program – approximately ten days of training and planning sessions over the course of a year.
  • To produce and implement a sustainability action plan for their organization.
  • To participate with other Early Adopters in developing a strategy for broader community engagement to promote the lessons, stories, and benefits of their sustainability experience.

The Early Adopters Project was made possible through support provided by the A.H. Zeppa Family Foundation and the Fund for the Environment and the Wildey H. Mitchell Family Fund of the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation.

Definition of Sustainability: "meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs."

The Practice: Includes 4 principals, studies repercussions and Trade offs. Looks at the "bigger picture" before conclusion.

There are 5 participating in the group from the DTA

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