Certifying Green Communities

Mark E. Hostetler

in The Green Leap

Published by University of California Press

Published in print February 2012 | ISBN: 9780520271104
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520951877 | DOI:
Certifying Green Communities

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This chapter discusses the various green certification programs and how they relate to biodiversity conservation. Often, green certification programs do not adequately address biodiversity. Strategies and examples are listed for how residents can question and explore the benefits of various green certification programs. For developers, strategies and examples are discussed for how they can select and utilize green certification programs that benefit biodiversity. For policy makers, third-party certification programs are discussed that can be utilized to benefit biodiversity.

Keywords: urban biodiversity; conservation; conservation subdivision; policy makers; developers; LEED standards; green certification; environmental landscaping; land stewardship

Chapter.  3969 words. 

Subjects: Biodiversity and Conservation Biology

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