Change is happening all around us, all the time.
Happiness lies in our ability to shape the transformation, to confidently envision a future and take the steps to achieve it.
In a community, this calls for courage and teamwork.
To jump-start discussion of a collaborative all-island plan for the future, the Community Economic Sustainability Commission has provided a discussion paper born of the work of dozens of community volunteer groups and commissions, as well as the input of individuals and businesses.
If you’re an islander, please read the SGI2020 paper and think about these questions:
- Do we need sustainable revenue sources that reduce our reliance on tourism, government grants, and donor dollars?
- Would more young families be a good addition to our communities?
- Do we need to fill some gaps in goods and services in order to make the islands more livable year-round?
- Are our separate island communities ready, willing, and able to work even more closely together in order to get where we need to go?