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Institute for Sustainable Development at Long Island University

The Institute for Sustainable Development at Long Island University is involved in research and education related to sustainable development on Long Island. Are current focus is developing sustainable indicators for Long Island communities. We are also involved in a variety of regional issues, host local talks and conferences, and periodically publish reports.
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239 Montauk Hwy
Southampton , NY 11946
Contact Person: Scott Carlin
Phone: (516) 299-3051
Fax: (516) 287-8203
E-Mail: scott.carlin@liu.edu
Website: http://www.liu.edu/isd

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Mission of the Institute: To promote Ecologically Sustainable Development (ESD) on Long Island through research, education, and structural reform. Ecologically Sustainable Development is development within the carrying capacity of the environment. This development should meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs. Furthermore, ecological and social problems are intertwined and should be solved as democratically and as locally as is feasible. The Institute will focus on Projects that: Control sprawl by reorienting development to neighborhood centers, "downtowns," and "brownfields;" Develop local and regional indicators of sustainability; Evaluate projects based on their real costs and benefits-including environmental and social costs and benefits; Protect and monitor coastal estuaries, groundwater aquifers, agricultural lands, and nature preserves; Empower lower income populations; Protect and enhance the quality of community life, public infrastructure, and public health; Make government and industry more accountable and responsive to the people; Establish sustainability programs within and among schools and businesses; Plan regional conferences and publish papers.

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