Capital Area sUSTAINABILITY cOUNCIL (casc)
In December 2011 Sustainable Tallahassee coordinated the establishment of the Capital Area Sustainability Council (CASC) to bring together organizations that have a community wide sphere of positive influence on sustainability.
The purpose of the sustainability council is to serve as a clearing house for the exchange of ideas and information, to promote collaboration and cooperation on sustainability projects and issues, and to eliminate or reduce duplication of effort among the participants. The council meets monthly and has produced very positive interaction among the participating organizations.
The council is made up of representatives from Sustainable Tallahassee, Leon County, the City of Tallahassee, Leon County Public Schools, Florida State University, Florida A & M University, Tallahassee Community College, UF/IFAS Leon County Extension, Council of Neighborhood Associations (CONA), and Tall Timbers.
In addition to monthly meetings to share and collaborate, the council members have worked together to achieve:
1. A Shared Means for Council Members to Publish Articles in the Tallahassee Democrat Newspaper:
2. A Shared Community Calendar of Sustainability Events:
3. A Common Message to Convey Sustainability Internally and to the Public:
Be part of our Sustainable Community. . .
A sustainable community Improves our Quality of Life byBuilding a stronger and more appealing community,
Providing opportunities for recreation,
A sustainable community Protects and Conserves our Natural Resources byProviding clean air and water,
Developing sound land use management
A sustainable community Strengthens our Local Economy byDriving research and innovation,
Creating more jobs,