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What is an Eco-Municipality? An eco-municipality aspires to develop an ecologically, economically, and socially healthy community for the long term, using the Natural Step framework for sustainability as a guide, and a democratic, highly participative development process as the method. 

An eco-municipality becomes the driving force for involving citizens and sectors of the larger community in the change process toward becoming a sustainable community. An eco-municipality collaborates with other communities regionally, nationally, and internationally both to learn from others and assist others in their change processes.

An eco-region consists of several eco-municipalities in the same region working together toward these objectives.


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