Sustainable Jersey is hosting a special learning session with Torbjörn Lahti and Sarah James, authors of the award winning book “The Natural Step for Communities: How Cities and Towns Can Change to Sustainable Practices.” This book and Lahti’s previous book, “My Journey with the Ecomunicipalities: How to Change the World through Local Action,” has inspired thousands of citizens and scores of local governments to take action toward becoming a sustainable community. The Natural Step Framework for Sustainability provides a comprehensive model for planning in complex systems.
Torbjörn Lahti, planner and economist, is the founder of the Swedish eco-municipality movement, and has worked with over 100 municipalities in providing ecomunicipality education and assistance. Sarah James, city and town planner, and co-author of theAmerican Planning Association’s Planning for Sustainability Policy Guide (April, 2000), has worked with U.S. municipalities for over fifteen years in a bottom-up participatory planning approach closely resembling that of the Swedish ecomunicipalities. They offer a combined 50 years of hands-on experience in working with local government to bring about successful community change.
Bring your own “brown bag” lunch and join us for a unique opportunity to meet with the authors and discuss sustainability efforts, both in New Jersey and around the world.
This event is FREE but space is limited, so reserve your seat today!
To learn more about The Natural Step, watch this fun video — the Natural Step and Sustainability explained in 2 minutes