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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

Winston-Salem, NC Achieves 3-STAR Rating

Winston-Salem, NC –Winston-Salem’s efforts to promote sustainability have been recognized by STAR Communities, which has designated the city a 3-STAR Community for national leadership in sustainability. STAR Communities is a national non-profit that promotes and evaluates the livability and sustainability of U.S. communities. Winston-Salem is the second city in North Carolina to be certified through the... Read More

St. Petersburg, FL Receives a 3-STAR Community Rating

City Recognized for National Sustainability Leadership St. Petersburg, FL – During St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman’s State of the City Address on Saturday, January 14, he announced that the City has been formally certified in the STAR Community Rating SystemTM (STAR). The City earned a Certified 3-STAR Community Rating and has been nationally recognized for... Read More

Kansas City, MO Earns 4-STAR Community Rating

City Recognized for National Sustainability Kansas City, Missouri, is joining a national fellowship of cities being recognized for innovative operating practices that contribute to a healthy environment, a strong economy and enhance the overall well-being of the community. The City earned a 4-STAR Community Rating for sustainability excellence, becoming the highest rated city in the... Read More

West Palm Beach, FL Earns 4-STAR Community Rating

CITY HONORED FOR ITS HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT, STRONG ECONOMY & ONGOING IMPROVEMENTS TO COMMUNITY WELL-BEING West Palm Beach, FL – The average American city has only 12 acres of open park space for every 1,000 residents. West Palm Beach has 129 acres! Some cities are trying to cut twenty percent of their energy use over a... Read More

Lawrence recognized as a national leader in sustainability 

Lawrence is the FIRST community in Kansas to receive a 4-STAR rating for national excellence in sustainability. The STAR Communities framework evaluates local governments on economic, environmental and social factors to measure sustainability and rates communities out of 5 STARs. Lawrence received a 4-STAR rating with a combined point total of 460. What is STAR?... Read More

King County, WA Receives a 4-STAR Community Rating

County Recognized for National Sustainability Excellence FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 16, 2016 King County, WA –STAR Communities is pleased to announce that King County has formally earned a Certified 4-STAR Community Rating and has been recognized for national excellence in sustainability. King County is the 3rd community in Washington and 54th nationwide to achieve certification... Read More