Web Sites: Redefining Progress
Why I am recommending Redefining Progress:
Because we all have a stake in our global environment and our local communities, thriving and Redefining progress is addressing the world's big problems at the local level. Person by person, block by block, the difference lies with each one of us.
"Ever wonder how much nature your lifestyle requires? You're about to find out. The Ecological Footprint Quiz estimates the amount of land and ocean area required to maintain your consumption patterns and absorb your waste on an annual basis. After answering 27 easy questions, you'll be able to compare your Ecological Footprint to others' and learn how to reduce your impact on the Earth." - Redefining Progress
Click here to take the quiz: http://www.myfootprint.org/en/visitor_information/
From the Website:
Redefining Progress is the nation's leading public policy think tank dedicated to smart economics. We find solutions that ensure a sustainable and equitable world for future generations.
While conventional models for economic growth discount such assets as clean air, safe streets, and cohesive communities, Redefining Progress integrates these assets into a more sustainable economic model. Working with government and advocacy groups, Redefining Progress develops innovative policies that balance economic well-being, environmental preservation, and social justice.
Our policy initiatives address pressing environmental issues such as global climate change and natural resource depletion, while ensuring that both the burdens and the benefits of these policies are shared equally among affected communities. We inject ground-breaking ideas into public dialogue, policy discourse, and decision-making in compelling and nonpartisan ways.
Redefining Progress impacts public policy through:
- Unbiased research: We conduct objective research about how economic policies and business practices impact people's lives.
- Innovative tools: Our economists develop practical tools to help governments, businesses, and individuals measure their impact on the environment and society.
- Smart solutions: We pioneer and champion forward-looking initiatives to shift public policy toward sustainable economics.
Redefining Progress partners with grassroots organizations, policymakers, businesses, labor unions, and educators to empower people and strengthen communities throughout the United States. We believe that redefining progress locally will have global ramifications.