Jay Vincent will be the headlining presenter for the “Engaging the Public” session of Wastecon from 4:00 – 5:30 PM on Tuesday, August 14th. The presentation will be about engaging stakeholders through an approach we call the Advocacy Pyramid.
Imagine you own a landfill company with several key municipal contracts coming up for bid in the next year or so. What do you need to do to keep this business and ensure that those contracts get renewed?
The landfill industry should sit up and take notice, because without pro-active steps to identify and unlock latent community support for their plans, many projects will be hijacked by the opposition and get mired in years of expensive delays.
November 09, 2009 — Waste & Reclycling News — YOU AIN’T SEEN NOTHING YET — If landfill developers thought times were tough, just wait. That’s because potential project opponents are more easily mobilized with information that can be gained quicker than ever thanks to the Internet, said Michael Saint, founder and CEO of the Saint Consulting Group, a firm specializing … Read More
April 1, 2008 Chain Store Age If you could choose between having a dump or a casino in your backyard, which would it be? It didn’t take me but about a half-second to answer “neither,” and I’m feeling pretty comfortable that you’re in agreement. And a whole lot of Americans are with us. The most recent Saint Index survey of … Read More
PLOTS & PLOYS For and Against Americans would rather have a new nuclear-power plant in their town than a casino or a landfill, according to a new survey of attitudes on local development projects. That is among the findings in an August telephone survey by the Center for Economic and Civic Opinion at the University of Massachusetts. The study was … Read More
Saint Index Data Shows U.S. is ‘Going NIMBY’ In Record Numbers HINGHAM, MA – October 10, 2007 – Americans love to visit casinos, but it’s the last thing they want built in their own community — and the same holds true for most other types of development. Casinos are now tied with a landfill as the most-opposed type of local … Read More
August 18, 2007 Toronto Star Casinos, landfills and aggregate quarries rank 1, 2, 3 on the list of development proposals Canadians are most likely to oppose in their area, while single- family homes, hospitals, grocery stores and apartments/condos, in that order, are much more acceptable, according to the Saint Index (don’t confuse Saint with saint). The Saint Index comes from … Read More
April 4, 2007 Novae Res Urbis People hate casinos, landfills, power plants and big-box stores, but welcome single-family homes, hospitals and even office towers in their backyards, according to the first national survey of Canadian attitudes toward real estate developments. The survey by Saint Consulting Group, which recently opened its first Canadian office in Toronto, also found that contrary to … Read More
January/February 2007 Electric Perspectives Results from the 2006 Saint Index may not be surprising, but it is worth reporting that Americans are strongly opposed—and increasingly so—to several types of real-estate development projects, including biotech laboratories,landfills, power plants, quarries, and “big box” stores (like Wal-Mart). Twice as many actively oppose developmentas support it. Further, 70 percent of Americans support using tax … Read More
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