Welcome to Measuring What Matters Vermont

Welcome to the Measuring What Matters Vermont–a new resource to support Vermont’s emerging “Culture of Accountability”. This blog is designed to track the many efforts now underway to improve the well-being of our state: from the new Governor’s Dashboard to the Genuine Progress Indicator, efforts by the Vermont Legislature to tie funding to performance, the growing number of nonprofits learning how to manage their outcomes through Results-Based Accountability™ and the many, many meetings now taking place on the subject.

The time is ripe for us to share important developments in our field. Join us: the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics, GNHUSA, Benchmarks for a Better Vermont and Common Good Vermont as we add to Vermont’s well-being by working together to measure what matters!

Our efforts are funded by an Innovation & Collaboration Grant from the Vermont Community Foundation.

Share your news with us via Coordinator ‘at’ CommonGoodVT.org

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1 Response to Welcome to Measuring What Matters Vermont

  1. George Plumb says:

    It is great that Vermont is moving ahead on the GPI. I have an important suggestion. It is really should be about long term sustainability and not just this gneration’s quality of life! In that respect the term “sustainable” needs to be carefully and scientifically defined. The term has been very looosely used by many now and actually corrupted by some. I think a good definition is something like, “Living within the resources of a given geographical area so that future generations are able to have a reasonable quality of life and are able to meet their needs.” Defining the geographical area is very important as now Vermont imports about 95% of everything we use and export 100% of our greenhouse gas emissions. At the minimum is should be Vermont as a state and preferable eco-regions such as the Champlain Valley and the Conn. River Valley. In quantifying sustainable the population size must also be factored in. Please be sure to think holistically!

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