The Atlantic Canada Sustainability Initiative (ACSI) is a group of communities and organizations committed to collectively transitioning Atlantic Canada toward sustainability through regional collaboration, the establishment of best practices, and by acting as champions and role models on sustainability. ACSI provides a common framework, opportunities for networking and peer-learning, and tools and resources to facilitate this transition.
Another organization, Antigonish Sustainable Development is a not-for-profit organization located in Antigonish (NS), Canada that assists organizations, businesses, municipalities and communities to advance sustainability through a modular plan called the Framework for Antigonish as a Leading Sustainable Community, a document released to the public in July 2007. Becoming a sustainable community provides the opportunity to develop a rich knowledge base of achievable actions and best practices which can then be transferred for other communities seeking to become more sustainable. For more information on Antigonish Sustainable Development and the Framework, visit the website. The framework is open for your sharing and use but acknowledge the sources.