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Examples of this pattern in action:

Ecotrust Canada
Our goal is to transform an economy that has been based on industrial scale resource extraction to a conservation economy, one with equitable and sustainable resource use. We work in several communities along the coast. Our strategy is to act as a catalyst and broker to create the institutions needed to envision, inform, and finance the conservation economy; support conservation entrepreneurs; and conserve and restore the landscapes and waterways needed for its health. Through our Information Services and Economic Development programs we offer tools and resources to those who promote positive change at the intersection of ecosystem conservation, economic opportunity and community vitality. In partnership with Ecotrust, based in Portland, Oregon, we work in the entire rainforest region that stretches from southern Alaska to northern California.

Organizations whose work incorporate this pattern:


Planet Drum

Columbiana Magazine


Korten, David. The Post-Corporate World: Life After Capitalism. Berrett-Koehler Publishers. San Francisco, CA. 1999.

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Pattern Index

A Conservation Economy

Social Capital

Fundamental Needs

Subsistence Rights

Shelter For All


Access To Knowledge


Social Equity


Cultural Diversity

Cultural Preservation

Sense Of Place

Beauty And Play

Just Transitions

Civic Society

Natural Capital

Ecological Land-Use

Connected Wildlands

Core Reserves

Wildlife Corridors

Buffer Zones

Productive Rural Areas

Sustainable Agriculture

Sustainable Forestry

Sustainable Fisheries


Compact Towns And Cities

Human-Scale Neighborhoods

Green Building

Transit Access

Ecological Infrastructure

Urban Growth Boundaries

Ecosystem Services

Watershed Services

Soil Services

Climate Services


Economic Capital

Household Economies

Green Business

Long-Term Profitability

Community Benefit

Green Procurement

Renewable Energy

Sustainable Materials Cycles

Resource Efficiency

Waste As Resource

Product As Service

Local Economies

Value-Added Production

Rural-Urban Linkages

Local Assets

Bioregional Economies

Fair Trade

True Cost Pricing

Product Labeling