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Monthly Archives: October 2017

Denton Awarded 3-STAR Community Rating

City Identified as a Leader in Sustainability DENTON, TX, Oct. 20, 2017 – The City of Denton has been awarded the 3-STAR Community Rating for national leadership in sustainability. The city received this recognition from STAR Communities for its participation in the STAR Community Rating System (STAR), the nation’s leading framework and certification program for local sustainability and livability... Read More

STAR Objective Spotlight: HS-7: Safe Communities

Crime happens in every city and county in the United States. The recent mass shooting in Las Vegas was a tragedy, just as every crime is that takes a life, our liberty, or the pursuit of happiness. This month, STAR Communities is focusing on HS-7: Safe Communities. This objective includes outcomes for crime rates and... Read More

Q&A Series: Reflecting on the QuickSTARt Workshop in Columbia, SC

This month we hear from Mary Pat Bauldaf, Sustainability Facilitator for Columbia, SC. In May 2017, STAR Communities traveled to Columbia to conduct a QuickSTARt Workshop, a multi-day program that accelerates data collection to reach STAR certification. After four months of data collection, Columbia has submitted their application and anticipates becoming South Carolina’s first certified... Read More

Celebrating the Conclusion of Version 1.0 of the STAR Rating System

In September 2017, STAR Communities certified its 63rd community, concluding certifications under Versions 1.0, 1.1, and 1.2 of the STAR Community Rating System. Since the launch of Version 1.0 in 2012, hundreds of communities have used the rating system to set goals, measure progress, and improve their communities. Over the past 5 years, we have... Read More