Sustainability is more than a code word for environmental stewardship. Going well beyond the “greening” of individual buildings and recycling, it’s a comprehensive strategy that can foster vibrancy in a community today while ensuring that resources are available for tomorrow’s needs.
But just how can communities care for their corner of the world and its people while creating an environment that’s good for business? Sustainable Main Street, the 2011 Virginia Main Street Toolkit, is designed to help communities focus the Main Street Four Point Approach® on exactly that question.
Join the state’s engaged network of downtown revitalization professionals and volunteers for this fast-paced, interactive look at successfully-balanced community development practices in downtown Staunton, a thriving community that’s serious about sustainability.
Virginia Main Street Summer Toolkit: Sustainable Main Street
July 20-21, 2011
Stonewall Jackson Hotel and Conference Center
24 South Market Street
Hosted by Virginia Main Street and the Staunton Downtown Development Association, (SDDA), the Virginia Main Street Summer Toolkit is an advanced and targeted training session designed to get beyond the basics and provide anyone working to better their community with outcome-oriented revitalization knowledge. Toolkits provide a balanced mix of expert presentations, panel discussions and group work sessions to ensure that every attendee goes home with fresh ideas and a plan for what’s next.