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HOW DO YOU MEASURE COMMUNITY SUSTAINABILITY?

The STAR Community Rating System (STAR) is the nation’s first framework and certification program for local sustainability, built by and for local governments and the communities they serve. The Rating System encompasses economic, environmental, and social performance measures for both local governments and the broader community. Download the Free Rating System

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Job Posting: Technical Specialist

STAR Communities is seeking a Technical Specialist to work with the organization’s technical team. Our technical team consists of sustainability professionals that are involved in... Read More

Free Webinar – Best Practices for Integrating Sustainability into Long-Range Planning

Staff from the American Planning Association and the City of Phoenix discuss the integration of sustainability performance metrics into long-range planning efforts. Read More