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Dubuque, IA Recognized for Sustainability Excellence

DUBUQUE, Iowa – Dubuque was awarded a 4-STAR Community Rating for national excellence today. Dubuque is just the third Iowa community and the 25th in the nation to achieve certification under the national STAR Community Rating System (STAR). The STAR Community Rating System is a robust sustainability rating system for cities, towns, and counties, which... Read More

Raleigh, NC receives 4-STAR Rating

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE APRIL 23, 2015 Raleigh, NC Recognized for National Sustainability Excellence STAR Communities awards a 4-STAR Rating to the City of Raleigh https://reporting.starcommunities.org/communities/77-raleigh-north-carolina Raleigh, NC — Raleigh received a 4-STAR Community Rating for national excellence in sustainability,  the first community in North Carolina to achieve certification through the national STAR Community Rating System... Read More

Birmingham Recognized for Sustainability Leadership

Birmingham, AL — Today, Birmingham, AL was awarded a 3-STAR Community Rating for sustainability leadership. Birmingham is the first community from Alabama to achieve certification under the national STAR Community Rating System (STAR). The STAR Community Rating System is a robust sustainability rating system for cities, towns, and counties, which helps communities evaluate themselves across... Read More

Memphis-Shelby County, TN receives a 4-STAR Rating

Memphis-Shelby County Recognized for National Excellence as One of the Nation’s Most Sustainable Communities Today, Memphis-Shelby County was awarded a 4-STAR Community Rating for national excellence in sustainability. Memphis-Shelby County is the first community from the Spring 2014 Leadership Program to achieve a 4-STAR certification under the national STAR Community Rating System (STAR). The STAR... Read More

Rosemount, MN smallest city to receive STAR Community Rating

Washington, DC (March 25, 2015) – During his annual State of the City Address, Mayor Bill Droste announced that Rosemount, MN has been awarded a 3-STAR Community Rating for national leadership in sustainability. Rosemount is the smallest U.S. city to achieve certification under the national STAR Community Rating System (STAR). The STAR Community Rating System is a... Read More

Chandler, AZ Recognized for 3-STAR Community Rating

Washington, D.C. (October 17, 2014) – Last night, during a concert in the park, STAR Communities recognized Chandler, Arizona for their 3-STAR Community Rating. The city is one of only 20 in the nation to achieve certification in the STAR Community Rating System (STAR), which evaluates the livability and sustainability of U.S. communities. “The City of... Read More

​WASHINGTON, D.C. NAMED ONE OF THE NATION’S MOST SUSTAINABLE CITIES

Washington, D.C. (September 19, 2014)- Today, the District of Columbia was awarded a 4-STAR Community Rating for national leadership in sustainability. The District is among 20 U.S. communities certified to date under the national STAR Community Rating System (STAR). This is a robust sustainability rating system for cities, towns, and counties that helps communities evaluate... Read More

SEATTLE RECOGNIZED AS THE NATION’S MOST SUSTAINABLE CITY

Seattle, WA (September 10, 2014) – STAR Communities announced today that Seattle has been awarded a 5-STAR Community Rating for national leadership in sustainability. The City achieved the highest score to date, and is only the second in the nation to achieve the 5-STAR rating for its participation in the STAR Community Rating System (STAR), which... Read More

Announcing the Fall 2014 Leadership Communities

Cities Selected to Participate in Leadership STAR Community Program Extensive Tools, Training & Mentoring Offered to Support Their STAR-Certification Pursuits Washington, D.C. (August 20, 2014) –Today, STAR Communities announced the 7 U.S. cities that have been selected to participate in the Fall 2014 Leadership STAR Community Program. With extensive support from STAR Communities staff, the... Read More