The Central Area Collaborative looks to use the Portland, OR based EcoDistricts models as a mean to organize and frame all of the great works individual organizations, groups, non-profits and social services provide the Central Area community. The Central Area Collaborative is following in the foot steps of the Capitol Hill Housing EcoDistrict but intends to add the additional model imperatives of Economic Development and Culture. As the Collaborative goes through the certification process, it will reach out to the community to help provide input into shaping how we sustain our planet, ourselves and our community.