Thomas Jefferson Sustainability Council
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The Thomas Jefferson Sustainability Council was made in 1994 by the Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission. It is comprised of 34 citizens who represent the 6 counties in the district. They adhere to the sustainability accords they created in 1998.
1998 Sustainability Accords
- Encourage and maintain strong ties between the region’s urban and rural areas
- Strive for a size and distribute the human population in ways that preserve vital resources
- Retain the natural habitat
- Ensure water quality and quantity are sufficient to support people and ecosystems
- Optimize the use and re-use of developed land and promote clustering
- Promote appropriate scale for land uses
- Retain farm and forest land
- Develop attractive and economical transportation alternatives
- Conserve energy
- Provide educational and employment opportunities
- Increase individual participation in neighborhoods and communities
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Web. The 1998 Sustainability Accords, Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission, retrieved 20 April 2012.