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STAR Affiliates

STAR Affiliates are nonprofits, businesses, and institutions committed to building a data-driven sustainability movement in the US and beyond. STAR Affiliates are vital to our effort to help improve local communities. Learn how to become an affiliate.

American Planning Association

The American Planning Association provides leadership in the development of vital communities by advocating excellence in planning, promoting education and citizen empowerment, and providing our members with the tools and support necessary to meet the challenges of growth and change.

Applied Sustainability Group, LLC

The results-oriented Sustainability Short Course™ offered by ASG – Applied Sustainability Group LLC – helps businesses and communities flourish. At the core of the hands-on program, is a focus on “smart savings” and  improved profitability. ASG also helps corporations, nonprofits and local governments identify, develop and advance sustainable opportunities, engage employees and stimulate innovation.

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Arizona State University’s Sustainable Cities Network

The Sustainable Cities Network, a unit of Arizona State University’s Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability, works with local communities to explore sustainable approaches and address challenges in Arizona municipalities. Through the Network, partners, the steering committee, and workgroups collaborate to streamline city operations, advance solar energy, mitigate the urban heat island, design sustainable neighborhoods, and secure water supplies in a changing climate. Working together, Network partners are making sustainability a core value in city planning, policy, and operations.

Breckinridge Capital Advisors

Breckinridge Capital Advisors is a Boston-based investment advisor specializing in the management of high grade fixed-income portfolios for institutions and private clients. Working through a network of investment consultants and advisors, Breckinridge offers municipal, corporate, government and sustainable bond strategies in customized separate accounts.

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Center for Energy & Environmental Policy

Established in 1980 at the University of Delaware, the Center for Energy & Environmental Policy is a leading institution for interdisciplinary education, research, and advocacy in energy and environmental policy. CEEP has been granted official observer status to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, and in that capacity, regularly submits position papers on strategies to address humanity’s climate challenge.

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ICMA

ICMA, the International City/County Management Association, advances professional local government worldwide. The organization’s mission is to create excellence in local governance by developing and fostering professional management to build better communities. ICMA identifies leading practices to address the needs of local governments and professionals serving communities globally. We provide services, research, publications, data and information, peer and results-oriented assistance, and training and professional development to thousands of city, town, and county leaders and other individuals and organizations throughout the world. The management decisions made by ICMA’s members affect millions of people living in thousands of communities, ranging in size from small towns to large metropolitan areas.

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International Society of Sustainability Professionals

The International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP) is the world’s leading professional association for sustainability professionals. ISSP is a member-driven association committed to moving the profession of sustainability forward by leading the design and delivery of sustainability professional certification, and by building strong networks and communities of practice. Formed in 2007, ISSP boasts almost 1000 members from every region of the world.

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KERAMIDA, Inc.

Established in 1988, KERAMIDA is a certified Woman Business Enterprise (WBE) headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. Our talented team of analysts, designers, scientists and engineers has leveraged decades of excellence in the Environmental, Health, and Safety consulting sector to become a trusted partner to government and business for strategically putting sustainability into practice. KERAMIDA’s Sustainability Services business unit equips our clients with the ability to achieve outcomes such as local capacity building and operational efficiency; funding and maintaining high-performance infrastructure, amenities and services; project recognition and credentialing; and, operationalizing the programmatic means for cultivating financial, natural, and human capital toward states of social equity and environmental justice.

National League of Cities

The National League of Cities is the oldest and largest national organization devoted to strengthening and promoting cities as centers of opportunity, leadership and governance. NLC is a resource and advocate for 19,000 cities, towns and villages, representing more than 218 million Americans.

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The Novak Consulting Group

The Novak Consulting Group is a local government management consulting firm focused on strengthening organizations, for those they serve and those who work in them. As former local government professionals, we deliver innovative thinking and an exceptionally high level of personal service through our three practice areas: Organizational Assessment and Optimization; Facilitation and Strategic Planning; and Executive Search.

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Pennsylvania State University

Penn State is a multicampus public research university that educates students from Pennsylvania, the nation and the world, and improves the well being and health of individuals and communities through integrated programs of teaching, research, and service.

Our instructional mission includes undergraduate, graduate, professional, and continuing education offered through both resident instruction and online delivery. Our educational programs are enriched by the cutting edge knowledge, diversity, and creativity of our faculty, students, and staff.

Our research, scholarship, and creative activity promote human and economic development, global understanding, and progress in professional practice through the expansion of knowledge and its applications in the natural and applied sciences, social sciences, arts, humanities, and the professions.

As Pennsylvania’s land-grant university, we provide unparalleled access and public service to support the citizens of the Commonwealth. We engage in collaborative activities with industrial, educational, and agricultural partners here and abroad to generate, disseminate, integrate, and apply knowledge that is valuable to society.

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Presidio Trust

The Presidio Trust is an innovative federal agency created to save the Presidio and transform it into a new kind of national park.

Spanning 1,500 acres in a spectacular setting at the Golden Gate, the Presidio now operates largely without taxpayer support, is home to a large community of residents and commercial tenants, and offers unique recreation, hospitality, and educational opportunities to people throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and the world.​ Established in 1996 through the ground-breaking and bipartisan Presidio Trust Act, the agency​​ is managed by a seven member board of directors.

The Presidio Trust operates with a partnership approach​ that brings together individuals and organizations across sectors to generate public benefit. Our key partners are the National Park Service and the non-profit Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy.​

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RS&H

RS&H’s integrated approach to sustainability focuses on resource conservation, efficiency, community engagement, and business success. We are committed to delivering sustainable solutions that advance our clients’ social, economic, and environmental goals. Our architects, engineers, environmental scientists, and planners take a holistic approach to planning and designing projects to reduce environmental footprints while enhancing financial performance. We incorporate sustainability into an organization’s mission through design, construction, operations, and employee engagement. We conserve resources by enhancing the efficiency of operations, improving productivity, and providing sustainable design solutions.

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Southwest Florida Community Foundation

The SWFL Community Foundation is committed to promoting a sustainable community with a thriving economy, a healthy environment, and where all people choose to live, learn, work, and play. As leaders, conveners, grant makers and concierges of philanthropy, the Community Foundation is strategically focused on cultivating regional change for the common good in Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades counties.

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Sustainability Resources

Based out of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Sustainability Resources (SRL) operates as a social enterprise with a consortium of freelance Associates and Affiliate Partners who together advance programs that accelerate economic, environmental and social sustainability. We work with government, corporate and individual service agencies to develop, fund, showcase and implement innovative sustainable projects and initiatives.

Through our programs, we have built capacity and provided tools and resources to over 60 Alberta communities who are leaders in municipal sustainability.  Our Associates have accessed over $45,000,000 in provincial and federal program grants, industry with measureable outcomes in areas of: water policy development, wastewater reuse, watershed management, sustainability planning, regional water governance, bio-cluster feasibility assessments, GHG emissions auditing, and economic development.

We are governed by a sector-based representative Board of Directors and we seek ongoing program advice from our Senior Associates who are cross disciplinary experts and professionals.

Sustainability Resources is also the Secretariat for ISSP Alberta (International Society of Sustainability Professionals) and are working to advance the development of this chapter and its members.