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Measuring What Matters in the Pacific Northwest: The Cascadia Scorecard

Leigh Sims c1

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Many northwesterners can probably cite the latest economic trends: how the Dow is doing, whether consumer confidence is up or down, whether GDP grew last year. But few could tell you about the state of other areas we care deeply about—such as the integrity of nature and human health—because there are few regularly published metrics on environmental and social trends.

c1 Communications Associate, Northwest Environmental Watch, 1402 Third Ave., Suite 500, Seattle, WA 98101; (e-mail) leigh@northwestwatch.org.