Best Practices

Many organizations have a positive vision of the future that aligns with the priorities outlined in A National Strategic Narrative. These Best Practices have operationalized the ideas into working models for the future we are trying to create.  We salute their efforts by identifying them as Best Practices and linking to their websites so others can learn from their example.

If you would like to be recognized as a Best Practice on please use the Contact form to send us your link and to share your story of how you are creating a sustainable future focused on prosperity, security and values.

The Steinbeck Innovation Project is building a new development model, seeded by city government and led by private industry. Salinas’ Industrial Cluster – dubbed the Steinbeck Innovation Cluster – leverages an innovative network of civic, academic, technological, corporate, and philanthropic partners to help our youth become entrepreneurs, drive innovation in our fields and factories, and bring high tech to our industrial zones.

Sea Islands 2050 building bridges toward comprehensive community  is a case study of the National Strategic Narrative.

Thurston Regional Planning Council, Olympia, Washington is drafting a Sustainable Economy Strategy & Action Plan

Sierra Foothill Conservancy is a Fresno-area land trust that protects ecosystems. The Conservancy is breaking new ground by raising its own beef herd, using cattle to benefit the environment and to improve its bottom line.

Local Catch Monterey is a sustainable Community Supported Fishery (CSF) that connects local fishermen with customers in the Monterey Bay Area based on the belief that healthy seafood comes from healthy oceans and healthy communities.

Oberlin, Ohio: Laboratory for a New Way of Life” in Chronicle of Higher Education November 6, 2011


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