About Sustainable Delmarva
Through visioning and networking Sustainable Delmarva provides diverse stakeholders of the Delmarva Peninsula the opportunity to:
- Discover a set of common ground values
- Take quick action based on those common values as a way to begin addressing important issues using a whole communities approach
- Honor the power of their collective wisdom
The Delmarva Peninsula is a rural region within one of the most densely-populated areas in the United States. Set within the borders of Maryland, Delaware, and Virginia, Delmarva is wedged between the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. Much acclaimed for its natural beauty, rich history, and iconic blue crab and poultry industries, Delmarva is a favorite destination for many.
But, what draws people to the Delmarva Peninsula is also at risk of disappearing. Unchecked pollution, diminished economic development opportunities, poor land use choices, inadequate public services, and lack of a unifying vision for the region contribute to the uncertainty of Delmarva’s future socially, economically, and environmentally.
Sustainable Delmarva sees these challenges as an opportunity for the region to shift course and take a different path – a sustainable path. How? Sustainable Delmarva focuses on local communities as the catalyst for change for the Delmarva Peninsula and works to strengthen the communities’ ability to:
- Act from a set of common ground core values
- Consider the “whole system” when working to preserve and enhance quality of life.
To do this, Sustainable Delmarva has developed three programs:
Vision-to-Action to facilitate innovative large group conversation-based meeting models like Open Space, World Café and Future Search for communities to identify common ground values from which to build a vision for the future.
Capacity Building to provide communities the key resources and expert support they need to take action on their vision.
Regional Networking which mobilizes an on-the-ground stakeholder networking program that provides opportunities to learn from one another and build meaningful relationships across political boundaries.
- View the Sustainable Delmarva slideshow to learn more about how we work.
- See a concept document for Sustainable Delmarva that provides the history and the philosophy behind this effort.
- Download our brochure.
Sustainable Delmarva is a project of Fusion Partnerships, Inc., a 501c3 non profit organization that provides fiscal sponsorship for projects that promote social justice and peace. To make a tax-deductible contribution to Sustainable Delmarva please visit Fusion's donation page. Thank you!!
For more information:
Contact Jennifer Hicks by or by phone at (443) 282-0801.