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The STAR Community Rating System TM (STAR) is the nation’s leading sustainability framework and certification program. Built by and for local governments, STAR is a catalyst for local action and is transforming the way that communities address their social, economic and environmental progress. Download Version 1.2 of the STAR Community Rating System now and stayed tuned for the release of Version 2.0 in Fall 2016!

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STAR Communities provides a robust set of programs and services to meet diverse community needs. We also assist nonprofits, universities, businesses and other institutions engaged in local sustainability. STAR can be used as a standalone framework for local sustainability, and it is also a management tool and certification program. Get started today!

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The STAR Community Rating SystemTM supports best practices that move the needle on community-level conditions and outcomes. Learn how cities and counties are using STAR to affect positive change in their communities by viewing case studies and webinars.

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Q&A Series with Mayor Cownie of Des Moines, IA

This month we hear from Mayor T.M. Franklin Cownie of the City of Des Moines, IA. The City of Des Moines received a 3-STAR... Read More