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Reno recognized as a Certified 3-STAR Community for sustainability initiatives

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Reno, Nevada (February 22, 2018) — The Reno City Council and City Manager are proud to report that in 2017 the City of Reno became a Certified 3-STAR Community. STAR Communities® is a national framework for communities to measure progress toward a healthy environment, strong economy and improving the well being... Read More

Massachusetts’ Devens Community Achieves a 4-STAR Community Rating

Recognized for National Excellence Devens, Mass. – STAR Communities announced today that Devens, Massachusetts, has been awarded a 4-STAR Community Rating for national leadership in sustainability. The community is the 70th in the nation to receive recognition from STAR Communities for its participation in the STAR Community Rating System (STAR), which evaluates the livability and... Read More

Goleta, CA Achieves a 3-STAR Community Rating

City Recognized for Sustainability Leadership Goleta, CA – STAR Communities announced today that the City of Goleta (California) has been awarded a 3-STAR Community Rating for national leadership in sustainability. The city is the 65th in the nation to receive recognition from STAR Communities for its participation in the STAR Community Rating System (STAR), which... Read More

City of Columbia Achieves Certified 3-STAR Community Rating

Becomes the First South Carolina Community Certified with Sustainability Rating Columbia, SC — The City of Columbia has been awarded a 3-STAR Community Rating for national leadership in sustainability by STAR Communities, a nonprofit organization that evaluates the livability and sustainability of U.S. communities. The city is the first in South Carolina to receive certification.... Read More

Press release: GBCI and STAR Announce New Partnership

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                        Green Business Certification Inc. Partners with STAR Communities to Help Cities, Communities Reach Sustainability Goals STAR to be integrated with LEED for Communities and Cities in the near term Washington, D.C. – (November 7, 2017) – Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), the premier organization independently recognizing excellence in green business performance and... Read More

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

Durango,CO Recognized for Sustainability Leadership

City Receives 3-STAR Community Rating Durango, CO — The City of Durango is pleased to announce that it has been formally certified in the STAR Community Rating System (STAR). The City earned a Certified 3-STAR Community Rating and has been recognized for sustainability leadership. Durango is the 3 rd community in Colorado and the 61 st... Read More

STAR Communities releases Climate Change Guide

New resource will aid communities in going beyond the pledge for climate action Washington, DC – Yesterday, STAR Communities released the latest online resource to help communities tackle climate change. The guide, called Climate Change Mitigation & Adaptation: Using the STAR Community Rating System to prioritize planning and make decisions, or Climate Change Guide, utilizes the... Read More

Applications for Fall 2017 Leadership Program Now Available!

  STAR Communities is pleased to announce the opportunity for U.S. cities, towns, and counties to participate in the Fall 2017 Leadership STAR Community Program. The one-year, all-inclusive Leadership Program is designed to help communities to baseline their current sustainability status by achieving STAR certification. The STAR Community Rating System (STAR) is the nation’s leading framework... Read More

Columbia Gets a “Quick Start” to Achieving STAR Certification

Columbia, SC – Over 50 city staff and community members from Columbia, SC gathered at the EdVenture Children’s Museum earlier this month to participate in a community sustainability workshop held by the Public Works Department for the City of Columbia. The workshop was run by STAR Communities and Global Green USA, national nonprofit organizations with broad experience... Read More