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The Green LeapA Primer for Conserving Biodiversity in Subdivision Development$
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Mark Hostetler

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780520271104

Published to California Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520271104.001.0001

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Certifying Green Communities

Certifying Green Communities

(p.152) Chapter 10 Certifying Green Communities
The Green Leap

Mark E. Hostetler

University of California Press

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

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