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Smart Growth so 90s?

Smart Growth so 90s?

I joined the GrowSmart Maine Board of Directors in 2018.   I remember telling friends and family at that time from outside of the state of my new role, and a frequent response I heard was “cool,...

The Triple Bottom Line –  Carbon Edition

The Triple Bottom Line – Carbon Edition

GreenBiz In all the years I have been involved in sustainability and climate change I have never used the term “triple bottom line.” That will change. Wikipedia describes it as: “The triple bottom...

A Smart Growth Community in Maine?

A Smart Growth Community in Maine?

I’m a dreamer, and I’m not afraid to try and put my dreams into action. As a new GrowSmart Maine Board member, I sat at my 1st Board meeting feeling inspired by the goals, energy and effort being...

Broadband for Cranberry Isles & Beyond

Broadband for Cranberry Isles & Beyond

Broadband internet is as essential for community resiliency as are dependable roads, electricity and public safety. These services provide foundation for people to live, work and enjoy a basic...

Does Smart Growth Lead to Sustainability?

Does Smart Growth Lead to Sustainability?

By Rachel Bouvier of rbouvier consulting. Sustainability has become a buzzword in certain circles but what exactly does the word mean? In the economic development sector, a sustainable economy is...

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