What to measure?
Is data is available?
Costs vs. benefits of generating data?
Who compiles and interprets the data?
Small Group Exercise
GROUND RULES: Respectful listening and respectful
response. All ideas and responses are recorded and valued.
GOALS: Further identify and clarify the relationship between
“Vision,” “Goals,” and “Indicators”
List of issues/topic areas that are missing from the poster.
Preliminary “Vision Statements” and “Goals”
Examples of “Indicators” for each of the “Goals”
List of terms that need clarification
Facets of Energy Issues/Topics
• Household Energy
Social Social/Cultural.. • Industry&Business
Cultural • Alternative Energy
Land Use • Solar
• Urban Agriculture
Infrastructure • Water
Commerce & Industry
Action Team Commerce
Support & Action
Energy: Solar & Alternative, Household Use….
Social/Cultural: Arts, Education, Historic, Civic…
Land Use: Housing, Openspace, Zoning…..
Food: Gardens, CSA, Co-Ops, Diversity, Access….
Infrastructure: Stormwater, Transportation, Utilities..
Commerce & Industry: Jobs, Goods, Services…
Guidelines for Preparing
Action Team Reports:
1. …the next level of detail for your Vision,
relative to your issue/topic area
2. …the next level of detail for your Goals,
relative to your Vision
3. …preliminary list of Actions, current and potential,
that will forward your Goals
4. …. A preliminary list of Indicators
that will measure progress toward your Goals
AND notes on availability & replicability of Indicator data
Sign up for an “Action Team” and commit
to preparing presentations for the next meeting
Exchange contact info with Team Members
Set a date for your first Action Team meeting
Appoint/volunteer a member of your Action Team
to the “Integrator Team”
Prepare a copy of your Team names and contact
info and leave with the Sustainable Atwood Team
“Association of Associations”
An approach to community organizing that builds on civic
capacity inherent in existing community groups.
The Sustainable Atwood Network
An approach to forwarding
a “Vision for a Sustainable Future” for the
that builds on the civic capacity inherent in the
residents and neighborhood groups.
Categories of Community Groups & Associations
1. Recovery Groups 17. Hobby and Collectors Groups
2. Friends of… 18. Men’s Groups
3. Animal Care Groups 19. Mentoring Groups
4. Anti Crime Groups 20. Mutual Support Groups
5. Block Clubs 21. Neighborhood Improvement
6. Business Support 22. Political Organizations
7. Charitable Groups and Drives 23. Recreation Groups
8. Civic Events Groups 24. Religious Groups
9. Cultural Groups 25. Service Clubs
10. Disability/Special Needs 26. Social Groups
11. Education Groups 27. Social Cause/Advocacy Issue
12. Elderly Groups 28. Union Groups
13. Environmental Groups 29. Veteran’s Groups
14. Family Support Groups 30. Women’s Groups
15. Health Advocacy & Fitness 31. Youth Groups
16. Heritage Groups
TASK ONE: Participants will be asked to review the
posters of “Neighborhood Groups and Associations,”
sign their name under any group with whom they are
affiliated, and add any group that is not on the list.
TASK TWO: Participants who have official positions with
any of the groups or associations will be asked to
volunteer to act as official liaisons to Sustainable
Atwood, preferably two liaisons per group.