Insights from Michael Bloomfield, Founder and Executive Director of the Harmony Foundation http://www.harmonyfdn.ca/
Harmony Foundation was created in 1985 by Michael Bloomfield to provide the education and encourage the cooperation essential to successful transition to development which is socially and environmentally sustainable. We believe that sustainable societies depend upon greater investment in education which produces informed people working together for positive change; transforming harmful growth patterns into a positive movement toward long-term prosperity, social harmony and ecological stability.
Sustainable Community Development is a pro-active strategy to plan, develop and manage our cities, towns and neighbourhoods so economic development is not only compatible with but beneficial to the environment, public heath and the social and cultural assets of the community.
Through our Building Sustainable Societies Program we help organizations and individuals around the world to harness the power of the decisions made in their communities to create and sustain patterns of human development that protect the environment and human health, reduce poverty, create prosperity and improve the quality of life for current and future generations. Our practical and innovative education programs and materials provide community leaders and those they serve with the knowledge and skills to be catalysts for positive change. Priority is given to pressing issues including climate change, green cities, water and bio-diversity.