Tracking the Vision

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Tracking the Vision

  1. 1. “Tracking the Vision”
  2. 2. “Tracking the Vision” Key Terms & Concepts WHAT are indicators? WHY are indicators important? HOW do we establish indicators?
  3. 3. WHAT ARE “INDICATORS”? Replicable Measures of conditions, phenomena, problems….
  4. 4. WHAT ARE Community Sustainability Indicators? A set of indicators, selected by a community, to track movement toward or away from Sustainability Vision and Goals
  5. 5.  Establish baseline measures  Establish a shared understanding  Evaluate actions over time  Provide data for policy making
  6. 6. “Tracking the Vision” VISION GOAL GOAL GOAL INDICATORS INDICATORS INDICATORS
  7. 7.  Inclusive democratic process  Relevant to our Vision and Goals  Easily understandable  Easily measured and replicated  Provide reliable, timely information
  8. 8. Scales & Methods of Decision-Making Household: Joint Vision Youth: Impulse & Planning Adult Individuals: Goals & Neighborhood: Shared Budgeting Vision, Goals, & Indicators
  9. 9.  What to measure?  Is data is available?  Costs vs. benefits of generating data?  Who compiles and interprets the data?
  10. 10. 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” INTENDED OUTCOMES:  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
  11. 11. 25 Minutes 20 Minutes 15 Minutes 5Minutes 10 Minutes
  12. 12. ACTION TEAMS Facets of Energy Issues/Topics Sustainability: • Household Energy  Social Social/Cultural.. • Industry&Business  Cultural • Alternative Energy  Economic Land Use • Solar • Transportation  Physical Food • Urban Agriculture  Ecological Infrastructure • Water Commerce & Industry
  13. 13. Land Use Action Team Energy Integrator Action Team Commerce & Industry Team Support & Action Team Synergize Infrastructure Action Food Team Action Social/Cultural Team Action Team
  14. 14. ACTION TEAMS 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… Integrator Team
  15. 15. 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
  16. 16.  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
  17. 17. 10 Minutes 5Minutes
  18. 18. “Association of Associations” An approach to community organizing that builds on civic capacity inherent in existing community groups.
  19. 19. The Sustainable Atwood Network An approach to forwarding a “Vision for a Sustainable Future” for the Schenk-Atwood-Starkweather-Yahara Community that builds on the civic capacity inherent in the residents and neighborhood groups.
  20. 20. 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
  21. 21. 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.

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