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Hanover, NH Sustainability Project

In 2011, we worked with Pontifex Consulting and the Donella Meadows Institute to create a community sustainability planning tool.  The initial development was done in conjunction with Hanover, NH's Sustainable Hanover Committee (SHC) as a test case, with a particular emphasis on measuring, managing and reporting community-level CO2 emissions against reduction targets aimed at restoring CO2 concentrations in the atmosphere to safe levels (e.g., 350 ppm).  Attached to this link is a poster Pontifex and the SHC produced to describe the approach we took.

Key Issues in Metrics

This is a presentation CSO’s Executive Director, Mark W. McElroy, gave to members of the Sustainability Leadership Forum in Chicago, IL on March 10, 2011.

Re-casting the Triple Bottom Line

This is a working proposal by the Center for Sustainable Organizations for improving the Triple Bottom Line (TBL) model for sustainability measurement and reporting.  It attempts to apply the Ecological Footprint approach to all three sides of the TBL, and also proposes a means of integrating measures taken on all three fronts into a unified score which would report on the true bottom-line sustainability of a collective.

Computing Unitary Bottom Lines

This short white paper describes a methodology for computing unitary financial and non-financial bottom lines in a manner consistent with CSO's context-based approach to sustainability management.  It is arguably the world's first comprehensive attempt to operationalize Triple Bottom Line measurement and reporting in a systematic (and quantitative) way.

Getting to 350

This is a presentation CSO’s Executive Director, Mark W. McElroy, gave to members of the Burlington, VT chapter of 350.org in 2008 on how humanity can measure, manage and report its progress towards restoring CO2 concentrations in the atmosphere to safe levels.

Keystone and Big Oil Are Not the Problem

This article by CSO Executive Director Mark McElroy was published in the Valley News in White River, VT on February 20, 2014, and makes the case that most of the responsibility for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions on Earth rests with consumers and users of fossil fuels, not their suppliers. Advocates for mitigating GHGs should be orienting their efforts accordingly.


 

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