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    A Guide to Green Choices


    A Guide to Green Choices
    To help local governments continue the extensive work they have already done in fostering green communities, the Ministry of Community Development has developed “A Guide to Green Choices” to provide practical advice and ideas in making land use decisions.

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    Alberta Low Impact Development Partnership

    The mission of the Alberta Low Impact Development Partnership is to protect and maintain the integrity of the natural environment while promoting the growth, prosperity and quality of life of Alberta’s communities. Implementation of low impact development practices will lead to healthier, more sustainable watersheds.

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    Green Infrastructure Wiki

    The Green Infrastructure Wiki is an open source website that promotes the concept of a TABLE OF ELEMENTS to categorize the various dimensions of green infrastructure. The rationale is that green infrastructure needs a conceptual framework that can accommodate the range of scales and functions described by the term. Green Infrastructure Wiki invites user contributions to a green infrastructure framework made up of 5 interconnected systems: habitat, community, water, mobility, and energy & materials.

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    Low Impact Development – 2005 Technical Guidance Manual for Puget Sound

    The Puget Sound Partnership is a community effort of citizens, governments, tribes, scientists and businesses working together to restore and protect Puget Sound. The charge given to the Puget Sound Partnership by Governor Gregoire and the Legislature is to create a real Action Agenda that turns things around and leads to a healthy Puget Sound. The goal is to make Puget Sound healthy again, and create a roadmap for how to get it done. One of the products developed by the Partnership is a Low Impact Development Technical Guidance Manual.

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    Using Rainwater to Grow Livable Communities

    The approach to stormwater management in the United States has evolved from a focus on rapid conveyance and disposal of runoff to an emphasis on using natural systems to minimize hydrologic and pollutant impacts from developed areas. “Using Rainwater to Grow Livable Communities”, a project undertaken by the Water Environment Research Foundation, explored the benefits and key factors influencing the success of stormwater best management practices. In addition, the project developed a website to ease the integration of best practices into development projects.

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