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Hillsboro, Oregon to Implement Asset Management System

The City of Hillsboro, Org. will implement a new enterprise asset management system purchased from Cartegraph, a Dubuque, Iowa provider of integrated technology for governments.

Tuesday 11/02/2010
Melvin W. Cook, founder of Filtration Dynamics

"I define sustainability as the ongoing ability to convert one product into something else. Clean water, to dirty water, and back to clean again. That's sustainability to me."

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Wednesday 10/20/2010
Martin Chavez, executive director, ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability, USA

"Sustainability, broadly, is the ability of a thing to be ongoing."

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Friday 09/17/2010
Jon Proulx, planner, village of Plainfield in Ill.

"The planning department of the village of Plainfield considers sustainability to be society's consumption of resources at a pace that is less than or equal to the pace those resources are generated."

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Rob Guttridge, waste reduction specialist, Clark County, Washington

"Sustainability is a word that can be used to describe the process of looking at the whole to see how it fits together to keep our community viable and healthy for people to live in the long-term. It is a way of describing long-term planning or thinking."

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Mick Barry, Greenstar North America, a recycling services firm

"Sustainability is the ability to do whatever it is you do, on a long-term basis. I look at it from a business case perspective and from the stand point of being able to do something as a business when it makes sense and can be sustained over a long period of time."

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Donovan D. Rypkema, PlaceEconomics, Washington, D.C.

"I use the definition that, I think, originally came from a UN conference, ‘...the ability to meet our own needs without prejudicing the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.'"

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Monica Stone, Iowa Office of Energy Independence

"When you think about the connection between energy and sustainability, even if you're talking about land use, or transportation, or water use, they all have an energy connection. So we think about ... how much energy people use and what types they use. All of that fits into sustainability."

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Paul Schultz, resource management coordinator, city of Dubuque, Ia.

"Enough for everyone, forever."

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