LCCSS - Loudoun County Committee for a Sustainable Society
Mission: Sustainable Loudoun promotes the development of a local community economy based on environmental stewardship and the sustainable use of resources.
We hope you enjoy browing this collection of resources on specific topics of interest to sustainable communities, including books, websites, articles, tools, and organizations.
- Arlington VA Environmental Initiatives
From Air Quality to Energy to Green Buildings and Recycling, Arlington has created programs to bring strategic focus to their policy's effects on the environment. As in Richmond, Williamsburg, Virginia Beach and Charlottsville, Arlington's leadership is taking responsibility at the local level for reducing carbon emissions.
- "LEED" Construction
The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction, and operation of high performance green buildings. LEED standards apply to commercial, industrial and residential buildings, and can be used for estisting building renovation as well as new construction.
- Architecture 2030 and the 2030 Challenge
Architecture 2030, a non-profit, non-partisan and independent organization, was established in response to the global-warming crisis by architect Edward Mazria in 2002. 2030s mission is to rapidly transform the US and global Building Sector from the major contributor of greenhouse gas emissions to a central part of the solution to the global-warming crisis.
The 2030 Challenge asks the global architecture and building community to adopt targets of reducing global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
- Post Carbon Institute (PCI) & Relocalization Network
PCI is a think, action and education tank offering research, project tools, education and information to implement proactive strategies to adapt to an energy constrained world.
The Relocalization Network supports Local Post Carbon Groups as they work to develop and implement the strategy of Relocalization in their communities.
LCCSS is a supporter of Post Carbon Institute.
- Sustainable Sweetwater
"Sustainable"???? Is there a problem with the way things are? Short answer: Yes.
- Sustainable Communities Network
Linking citizens to resources and to one another to createhealthy, vital, sustainable communities
- Institute for Sustainable Communities
Helping Communities around the world address environmental, economic and social challenges to build a better future shared and shaped by all.
- No Longer Tilting At Windmills
The following were presented at the Energy Conversation Series cosponsored by DoD, DoE, USDA, EPA, State Dept, and DNI, July 23, 2007.
"Wind, Powering a Cleaner, Stronger America" presentation by Rob Gramlich of the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA)
"Wind Energy Status and Future" presentation by Dr Robert Thresher of National Renewal Energy Labs (NREL)
- The Coming Biofuels Disaster
Joe Brewer: "Have you ever tried to solve a problem only to discover that you made things worse in the process? This is happening right now with biofuels. We are on the road to disaster because the problem we are trying to solve has been framed inadequately. Harmful impacts from large-scale biofuel production are largely overlooked. And we aren't even addressing the right problem!..." published in TruthOut blog, 28 June 2007
- Sustainable Measures
Develops indicators that measure progress toward a sustainable economy, society and environment.
Green Car Congress
Energy, Technologies, Issues and Policies for Sustainable Mobility.
Article: "The plug-in hybrid comes to Europe" 3 June 2007
- Role of Electricity: A New Path to Secure and
Competitive Energy in a Carbon-Constrained World
Policy paper developed by Eurelectric, the Union of Electricity Industry in Europe. Bonn, GE, 16 May 2007
- Book: The Weather Makers
The weather makers : the history and future impact of climate change by Flannery, Tim F. Available at Loudoun County Public Library.
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