The Sustainable Community Indicators Project (SCIP) is defining regional measures of prosperity, sustainability, and quality of life in order to gauge progress toward broad regional goals and support effective government policies. The metrics all address the three core fields of sustainability practices: social well being, economic prosperity, and environmental health.
Through an 18-month process, this team developed a set of of indicators that would prove useful to decision making at all levels of the community. The objective was to increase the possibility that decisions can be made that will improve personal and community self-sufficiency, helping our community move forward toward a sustainable future.
This report reflects SEDI’s concern for environmental preservation and conservation while recognizing the importance of social and economic welfare. All three dimensions of sustainability (social, economic, and environmental) are dependent upon one another. They create a web of connectivity. The era in which we live requires attention to all three dimensions as depletion of natural resources, economic recession, and poverty have increasingly affected our global community.
These indicators use local public, private, and non-profit organizations in conjunction with community surveys, national archival data, and sustainable growth polices to show how development in Coconino County contributes to community goals that relate to all three dimensions of sustainability.
This report does not aim to define those goals or objectives, only to bring forth measures that will help gauge achievement in multiple arenas of community development. Where to use these measures in decision-making remains in the hands of the reader.
Bill Ring is the Chair of the SCIP Project.
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