NextStep web site
Purpose of the web site
This site has been designed to provide Minnesota Sustainable Communities Network (MnSCN) members and others with information, access to resources, opportunities for networking, and inspiration on the topic of sustainable communities. NextStep site users have the ability to post information and resources on the site as well as to access the resources and information posted on the site.
Features of this site include: searching for over 1,000 resources related to sustainability through regular or "action" searches, reviewing topic pages where top resources have been listed, posting and learning about jobs related to sustainability, posting sustainability-related events and reviewing the events calendar, adding the user's name to the online member directory and searching for others with similar interests, reviewing case studies, and more!
In order to achieve the purpose of the site, open participation is invited that meets the following guidelines:
What this site seeks to promote
The focus of this site is to assist individuals, organizations, and communities to move toward sustainability. In the broadest sense sustainability means meeting our needs today while ensuring that future generations will be able to meet their own needs. Information and topics posted and shared should be consistent with the following:
What this site does not promote
As a common site for the community of all Minnesotans, we seek to present information with a positive and constructive tone. Those posting information and resources on this site should avoid the following:
Role of site coordinator and sponsor
The coordinator of the site reserves the right to reject or remove information that does not fit the guidelines or spirit of this service. For resources and events solely related to environmental education, users are encouraged to post these on the MPCA's SEEK site (www.seek.state.mn.us) instead of this site. The MPCA and the State of Minnesota make no representation as to the accuracy of all of the information on this site, but do promote the inclusion of accurate information. The MPCA also does not necessarily agree with or endorse all content on the NextStep site. Content of independent web sites accessible by link from this site is in no way endorsed as to content or accuracy by the MPCA, and MPCA bears no responsibility for the content of these sites.