Community Sustainability Assessment
Assess the Sustainability of your Community
The Global Ecovillage Network is developing the concept of sustainability auditing. The aim being to provide measuring rods for individuals and for existing villages and communities to compare their current status with ideal goals for ecological, social, cultural and economic sustainability. In addition, acting as learning instruments - pointing out actions aspiring individuals and communities can take to become more sustainable.
In this context the Global Ecovillage Network has created the Community Sustainability Assessment tool CSA. This consists of a questionnaire to help the project or individual assess their current situation and possible areas of growth and improvement.
The CSA can be accessed either through our online community platform at sites.ecovillage.org or by downloading and completing the assessment offline.
|Complete the questionere online at sites.ecovillage.org||Download the Assessment tool for offline access|
|Read more GEN Sites in the resources section of this website.||You might need to right click and select ‘Save link as...’ to download the files.|
|Choose to download the CSA in one of the following formats:|
There also exists an older version of the CSA. This version, while extensive, primarily targets intentional communities in the North American and European cultural contexts. It also does not include some of the latest developments in sustainability thinking. As an additional resource you may download the old version of the CSA as a PDF here.