an indicator a good sustainability indicator? What sources of data exist for a
particular indicator? How are indicators actually being used? What do
indicators say about a community's well-being? These are all questions of
concern to anyone involved in community indicator work.
There are no perfect sustainability indicators, but there are indicators that
address the critical issues of community sustainability. These indicators help
us understand and measure progress better than traditional indicatorsThe sustainable community indicator checklist
Measures consists of the following 14 questions including these 8
indicator provide a long-term view of the community?
indicator address the issue of economic, social or biological diversity in
question address the issue of equity or fairness -- either between current
community residents (intra-generational equity) or between current and
future residents (inter-generational equity)?
indicator understandable to and useable by its intended audience?
indicator measure a link between economy and environment?
indicator measure a link between environment and society?
indicator measure a link between society and economy?
indicator measure sustainability that is at the expense of another
community or at the expense of global sustainability?