Website Resources for achieving Sustainability:
*Descriptions are sourced directly from each website
The Henniker Conservation Commission is committed to pursuing the following goals:
- To protect the quality of Henniker’s water resources and encourage sustainable multiple use of these resources.
- To protect valuable land resources to assure that open land areas are available for responsible and sustainable recreational use.
- To preserve open land areas for the maintenance and protection of natural habitat critical to wildlife preservation.
- To link existing protected land by obtaining conservation land or easements to protect wildlife corridors.
- To increase public awareness of the importance of conservation.
- To protect Henniker’s air quality and drinking water.
- To partner with the Town of Henniker Planning Board by making recommendations and comments related to the protection of wildlife corridors and unique habitats, watershed concerns, and other natural resource areas important to the long-term interests of our town.
- To work with other town boards, commissions and committees to balance development with conservation consistent with Town regulations and the Town Master Plan.
- To develop relationships with other Conservation Commissions, private organizations, State and Federal environmental agencies, and state, local and federal representatives.
- To provide responsible stewardship of the Town's Conservation Fund to achieve the aforementioned goals.
Additional Resources included on this site:
Conservation commission Water Resources Subcommittee
Open Space Subcommittee
Solid Waste disposal Committee
Henniker Transfer Station
An association of Colleges and Universities that are working to create a sustainable future. Their mission is to empower higher education to lead the sustainability transformation. They do this by providing resources, professional development, and a network of support to enable institutions of higher education to model and advance sustainability in everything they do, from governance and operations to education and research. AASHE defines sustainability in an inclusive way, encompassing human and ecological health, social justice, secure livelihoods, and a better world for all generations.
The goal of the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (2005-2014, DESD), for which UNESCO is the lead agency, is to integrate the principles, values, and practices of sustainable development into all aspects of education and learning. This educational effort will encourage changes in behavior that will create a more sustainable future in terms of environmental integrity, economic viability, and a just society for present and future generations.
A great site for K-12 teachers; The mission of The Cloud Institute is to ensure the viability of sustainable communities by leveraging changes in K-12 school systems to prepare young people for the shift toward a sustainable future. The goal of sustainability education is to develop in young people and their teachers new knowledge and new ways of thinking needed to achieve economic prosperity, participate democratically, secure justice and equity, while regenerating the health of the ecosystems, the gift upon which all life and all production depend.
The Sustainability Program of EPA’s Office of Research and Development maintains this Web site to provide one-stop access to EPA and related programs and the latest research and activities related to Urban Sustainability and the Built Environment; Water and Ecosystem Services; Energy, Biofuels and Climate Change; and Materials Management and Human Health.
The Guiding Principles of Sustainable Design: The National Park Service / U.S. Department of the Interior.
Strongly focused on public policy; This site conducts research about how economic policies and business practices impact people’s lives; develops tools to help governments, businesses, and individuals measure their impact on the environment and society; champions forward-looking initiatives to shift public policy toward sustainable economics; partners with grassroots organizations, policymakers, businesses, labor unions, and educators to empower people and strengthen communities throughout the United States.
Become a member:
Track the impact of your personal steps
Influence businesses and policymakers to do their part
Connect with other New Dreamers on and offline
Find events near you and publicize your own
Teach, and learn from a multitude of other folks also active on the site
A site promoting the building of strong local economies that link people, land, and community through the development of model programs, including local currencies, community land trusts, and micro-lending; lectures and other educational events; papers; and a library to engage scholars and inspire citizen-activists.
A WIKI for use by all the communities that have adopted the Transition Model for responding positively and creatively to the twin challenges of Peak Oil and Climate Change. This site provides a focal point for all of these towns, villages, cities and localities around the world as they implement their own Transition Initiative.
The mission of BerkShares, Inc. is to strengthen the Berkshire regional economy through a local currency program and related pursuits. BerkShares are a local currency for the Berkshire region. Dubbed a "great economic experiment" by the New York Times, BerkShares are a tool for community empowerment, enabling merchants and consumers to plant the seeds for an alternative economic future for their communities. Launched in the fall of 2006, BerkShares had a robust initiation, with over one million BerkShares having been circulated in the first nine months and over two million to date. Currently, more than three hundred and sixty businesses have signed up to accept the currency. Five different banks have partnered with BerkShares, with a total of thirteen branch offices now serving as exchange stations.
Promotes exchange of information to help create community sustainability in both urban and rural areas. It presents a broad range of issues and resources in order to increase the visibility of what has worked for other communities.
This site develops indicators that measure progress toward a sustainable economy, society and environment. They work with communities, companies, regional organizations and government agencies at all levels. To help you with an indicator project, this site offers: free training materials; a searchable database of indicators; explanations of indicators and sustainability; a list of online, print and other resources; and answers to frequently asked questions about indicators and sustainability.
Provides links to Sustainability: news, tips and advice.
A campaign to reduce the use of disposable water bottles
A media outlet dedicated to driving sustainability mainstream; green news, solutions, and product information, weekly and daily newsletters, weekly video segments, weekly radio show and user-generated blog.