It is worth noting that prior to 1992, that the UN definedsociety as one group, but after that it was broken into ninedifferent groups,
which consist of local authorities, trade
unions, business and industry, NGO’s, farmers,
nous peoples, youth, and women.”
The drafters of Agenda 21 recognizedtheimportanceof localgovernmentsand their impact on social andenvironmentalinfrastructuresand their unique ability toeducate their citizens and promote sustainabledevelopment.To this end, ICLEI was established in 1990to monitorthe progress of the Earth Summit and to help build international policy at the local levels.ICLEI has been in the United Statessince 1995, you can lookon their website to determinehow active they are across thecountry, but at the current time they say they have over 1200municipalitiesas members. This is a number thatchanges frequently and not all areas that are impacted byICLEI are on thelist, for example, according to Longmontwe are not members, however, Boulder County is.
ICLEI and Agenda 21 and how they view sustainability
Well, that should be enough background for now, so let
stalk aboutthe substance of what theseorganizations meanto all of us. The idea of sustainability is a goodone;thereality is one that should cause us to all to pay attention towhat is transpiringin our communities.