Monthly Archives: August 2010

Regional Strategies for Environmental Stewardship: Successfully Merging Environmental Protection with Regional Development

With funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the NADO Research Foundation conducted a scan of its members and other regional development organizations to determine how they promote economic development and environmental sustainability. The scan, along with extensive research and...

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Turning Renewable Energy into an Economic Development Opportunity

This report looks at how rural and small metropolitan communities are developing and implementing renewable energy practices that are having significant impacts on their regions. August 2007, 6 pages Click here to view Turning Renewable Energy into an Economic Development ...

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Green Light to Green Building: Regional Development Organizations are LEEDing the Way

This report provides examples of how regional development organizations are building green, which has had a positive impact economically and environmentally. Released November 2007, 6 pages Click here to view Green Light to Green Building: Regional Development Organizations are LEEDing ...

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Clean Water for Virginia’s Coal Counties: A Case Study in Regional Leadership, Partnerships and Strategic Investment

This report, released in November 2007, explores how the Lenowisco Planning District Commission (PDC) and the Cumberland Plateau PDC have formed partnerships with local officials and community leaders to address pressing water quality and treatment needs throughout this highly rural...

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Getting Started in Regional Energy and Fuels Planning: Sharing the Land-of-Sky Experience

This report examines how the Land-of-Sky Regional Council in Asheville, North Carolina worked with its local governments and other partners to design a framework for a regional clean energy and alternative fuels planning and business development project. The report was...

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Taking on Water: The Role of Regional Development Organizations in Helping Local Partners Manage and Protect Water Resources

The NADO Research Foundation’s Center for Regional Development and Environmental Stewardship developed this report, which examines the increased role of regional development organizations in working with local partners to create, preserve and manage regional water resources. This report was released...

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Pennsylvania’s Energy Partnership: Regional Approaches to Efficiency, Conservation and Innovation

This NADO report, released in August 2009, showcases the efforts of the state’s seven Local Development Districts, along with state and local partners (including Penn State University), to plan and implement new energy efficiency and conservation initiatives. The report also...

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A Time for Action: Regional Efforts to Mitigate Climate Change

This report, released in February 2010, highlights the unique role that regional development organizations play in climate change mitigation, providing case studies that feature regional organizations that have already made their mark in this area. Feature regional organizations include Southwest...

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