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Top 10 Reasons to Join the 2015 Spring Leadership Program

1) Learn tips and tricks from Certified STAR Communities on how they reached certification at our 2-day in-person orientation training. IMG_3907

2) Apply for scholarship money to make tight budgets stretch further. Finding-Local-Scholarships

3) Receive one year of on-call support from experienced STAR staff on everything from technical questions to project management to marketing your score. STAR staff photo

4) Improve your application for future grants — such as Partners for Places where there is a category for certified STAR communities.


5) Get certified within a year (or in as little as 6 months, like Fayetteville, AR!) Screen Shot 2014-11-13 at 1.49.32 PM

6) Benchmark your performance against the national standard for sustainability. evanston_star_infographic

7) Build strategic partnerships and bring your community together to start building a local culture of sustainability.summit-page-2014 (1)

8) Get tangible metrics to measure progress towards the goals of your comprehensive or sustainability plan. Screen Shot 2015-01-13 at 12.13.16 PM

9) Use certification to brand your community as a leader in sustainability. Screen Shot 2015-01-13 at 12.29.17 PM

10) Publicize your sustainability achievements to your community and create PR opportunities for your elected officials. STAR_Hilari_Trinity_ViceMayor

Join the 58 communities who have gone through the Leadership Program, and get certified this year with the support of STAR Communities staff, technical experts, partners, and funders.

Applications for the Spring 2015 Leadership Program are due January 16th, 2015! Program starts March 1, 2015 and runs for one year. Scholarships are available. For more information, view the Leadership Program page, or email info@STARcommunities.org.

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