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Waste Prevention and Sustainability: Case Studies for Local Governments

ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, has collaborated with StopWaste.Org to develop Sustainability Inventories for five jurisdictions in Alameda County. The Sustainability Inventory provides a jurisdiction with an initial (baseline) “picture” of each community’s environmental, social, and economic conditions and resources. The cities of Albany, Berkeley, Dublin, Oakland, and San Leandro have completed inventories. The Case Studies presented here provide some examples of actions municipalities around the country are taking to implement sustainability plans and policies.