The mission of the Foundation for a Sustainable Community is to leverage the resources of Chapel Hill-Carrboro businesses, nonprofit agencies and other partners to promote and advance the triple-bottom line of sustainability – environmental protection, social equity and economic prosperity.

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The Foundation will continue to strive for a sustainable community, and the following are steps that we will take to further our mission:

  1. We will build community consensus on the desirability of achieving the triple bottom line of sustainability – environmental protection, social equity and economic prosperity – and have the local governments and major institutions adopt affirmative strategies to achieve it.
  2. We will create a sustainable business certificate program, in partnership with a state or national organization, which will recognize businesses who meet a certain criteria that define a sustainable enterprise. We plan to certify 15 local businesses - developing a model to be replicated in other communities.
  3. We will make real progress on how our community develops affordable workforce housing through new and redeveloped tools and strategies developed by our broad-based Council on Workforce Housing.
  4. An active Minority Business Alliance helping minority businesses to expand and grow and developing new businesses from within our minority community. We hope to assist five new minority entrepreneurs to own a business, and work towards an 85% retention of existing businesses and 10 business expansions.

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