Examples of Conscious Communities
How do you measure community well-being?
This study of Banff and Canmore communities in Alberta, Canada focused on what the proper redistribution of wealth would be to create a vibrant and resilient society. The questions answered include:
what is the impact of implementing a living wage within protected areas?
how can communities organize to negotiate with environmental groups and private enterprises?
How does tax advocacy build community resilience?
This study focuses on East Africa where a significant percentage of revenues arising from tourism (approximately 60 to 75%) leaks away because of foreign ownership and imported resources, among other reasons.
The poorer the developing country, the higher the probability that gross expenditures for tourism are greater than earnings.
The more a developing country with a small internal market relies on luxury tourism, the greater the danger of high expenditures for imported luxury goods