A new survey of the top regions in America for sustainable growth efforts includes part of the South Coast.
The Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura area ranked 8th on the national list.
The list weighs a series of 17 sustainability goals, with the final ranking based on how communities deal with issues like hunger and pollution. It’s compiled by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network, which is a United Nations global initiative. It's part of an effort to develop, and promote standards for sustainable development.