A System's Approach to Sustainable Development

Nature does not recognize good and evil. Nature only recognizes balance and imbalance.

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Assistance in Sustainable Community Development

Five E’s Unlimited has significantly advanced the practice of successful sustainable community development. For example, we designed and directed a project for the community of Dauphin Island, AL in 2007 focused upon sustainable community strategic planning. This project was recently recognized as a finalist in the International Association of Public Participation's (IAP2) Project of the Year Award. The international recognition by IAP2 on pages 8 and 67 in the above linked report was related to the diversity and breadth of our Dauphin Island project as well as its promotion of the IAP2 Core Values in public participation.

Five E's is very interested in helping you with your project of sustainable community development. The foundation of our assistance to communities is built upon the premise that any community improvement effort intended to be sustainable will be initiated, driven, and completed by the community and all its stakeholders. In this context we work collaboratively with any community wanting to initiate a sustainable development project. We assist the community at no charge in developing their initial strategy to eventually design a sustainable community strategic plan that can be implemented and progress measured.

We will help you by providing background information on the "How To" of sustainable community development, including guidance in building community capacity. We will provide you with a copy of the Community Sustainability Assessment (CSA) survey that you can use in assessing the present status of your community with regards to sustainability criteria. And we will assist you in designing appropriate citizen and stakeholder engagement strategies. With this initial assistance we will help you achieve the first step for sustainable community development - "initiated by the community." Our free assistance will include guidance on:

  • What is sustainability?
  • What is sustainable community development?
  • Building community capacity
  • Use of the Community Sustainability Assessment (CSA) survey
  • Next steps

After our free advice and consultation in helping you to initiate a sustainable community development project, if you chose to continue with our assistance then we will work with you at our standard fees to complete the second and third steps in successful community development efforts - "driven and completed by the community." As sustainability specialists we will collaborate with the community to design, direct, and facilitate an all-inclusive, transparent public participation process for all community members to contribute collectively in developing a strategic plan for achieving community resilience and sustainability.

Contact us today to find out more about how we can help you effectively achieve sustainable community development.

General Delivery, Placencia Village, Stann Creek District, Belize C.A. ---- Phone: (512) 256-7633 ---- e-mail: rwflint@eeeee.net

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