We just received word that the Sightline Institute has released their annual sustainability report card for the Pacific Northwest region. If this is the first you've heard of The Cascadia Scorecard, do yourself a favor and check it out immediately. Since 2004, the Scorecard has been tracking seven trends that are crucial to our region's future: health, economy, population, energy, sprawl, wildlife and pollution.
This year's Scorecard shows that we are making slow and tentative progress toward being able to live longer and healthier lives, create shared economic prosperity and leave a legacy of thriving nature for future generations.
The state-of-the-region report includes maps, graphics, and data for "issues ranging from energy efficiency and economic security, to human health and population growth." You can find the 2009 edition of the Scorecard here.