The Common Agenda
We hope that A Common Agenda for Health and Environment and the process that created it inspire people and the organizations that represent them to take bold action to realize the future it envisions: one in which human ingenuity drives sustainable production and energizing work; healthy social and physical environments nourish both human and non-human life; and vibrant communities thrive, without discrimination and without violence.
A primary use of the Common Agenda is to promote the setting of Generational Goals. At the national level, the Agenda calls for a National Council on Sustainability and Future Generations to promote action across federal agencies to restore public and ecosystem health, including engaging the public in the refining of Generational Goals (Priority Action 1). Contact us if you are interested in advocating for the establishment of the Council. State-level initiatives to establish Generational Goals could complement existing campaigns on specific environmental or health issues. Community leaders can use the Common Agenda to stimulate discussion about existing programs and steps that hold the most promise for making progress towards the Vibrant Communities or other Generational Goals.
In addition to promoting Generational Goals, the Common Agenda can:
We invite you to share with us how you use the Common Agenda.