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Sustainable Development Association

The Sustainable Development Association and Indigene Community are looking for diverse doers who want to empower themselves with their own resources, right where we already live and work. We provide doable self-generating pathways of joining together with the shared goal of durably transforming our local communities.


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Who's Counting

documents the importance of time-based equivalency accounting for re-including women as prime movers & shakers of our economy.
Waring

In this feature-length documentary, Marilyn Waring demystifies the language of economics by defining it as a value system in which all goods and activities are related only to their monetary value. As a result, unpaid work (usually performed by women) is unrecognized while activities that may be environmentally and socially detrimental are deemed productive. Waring maps out an alternative vision based on the idea of time as the new currency.


Lametti Presentation

Presentation of the Atrium, proposal to adapt it to Douglas' local-economy model, for Lasalle Gardens and beyond.


Forms (trackers)


LECS Forms

Local Economy Community Software (LECS)


Leitchcroft area boundaries map:

Lasalle Gardens

About the SDA

The Sustainable Development Association as a Canadian Non-Profit corporation since 1994 has focused upon ecological design to bring Sustainable Development corporate & product planning to Canada's largest aerospace & other companies. SDA has coordinated Canada's 1st Geographic Information System GIS -based Green-map called Eco-Montreal Tiohtiake as a founding member of the world's Green Map System. Our mapping team from McGill University has included students from around the world. The team went on to supporting 1st Nation elders in GIS mapping Mohawk, Wendat & Algonquian placenames called Tsi Tetsionitiotiakon, Sustainability Rooted in Heritage.

Our team launched Indigene Community as a sub-chapter compiling all humanity's worldwide 'indigenous' (Latin 'self-generating') heritage of peace & prosperity. Ecological architect urban-planning & landscape members bring the best of humanity's worldwide indigenous design for low cost elemental designed buildings & cityscapes for existing & new-build. Members have expertise & long experience in cultivating indigenous Polyculture (nut, fruit, greens trees, bushes, vines, herbs, vegetables, mushrooms etc) Orchards. Our members implement Multistakeholder (Founder, Worker, Supplier & Consumer/citizen) participatory corporate investment & operation across a wide range of some of Canada's largest companies.

When stakeholders invest & own their companies in progressive ownership, they engender the best environmental & economic performance. Rare in the environmental field, the SDA & IC know sustainability begins & depends upon all people being welcomed, included & empowered in healthy abundant ecological livelihood. Our present 'Do-we-know-who-we-are-?' community-economy software project focuses upon the Multihome Dwelling Complexes of apartments, townhouses & villages where 70% of world & Canadian populations live today enabling residents to organize vibrant intimate, intergenerational, female-male, critical-mass interdisciplinary, economies-of-scale in their domestic multihomes as well as their corporate economies.