Tag Archives: STAR Communities

2017 Leading STAR Community Indicators How-to Webinar

​The 2017 Leading STAR Community Indicators program data collection period is now open. The Leading Indicators consist of 21 metrics based on the STAR Community Rating System and are organized into an online platform where communities can annually report and compare their results with other participating communities. This webinar will provide step-by-step instructions for setting up your community’s Indicators profile, starting your 2017 report, and collecting and submitting data. There will be opportunities to ask questions. Whether your community is... Read more

Using the STAR Community Rating System to Integrate Sustainability into Community Planning Efforts

​The Sustainability Tools for Assessing and Rating Communities (STAR) Community Rating System released new guidance on how to use the STAR rating system to develop targets and assessments, and track implementation and progress toward achieving community development goals. Learn more... Read more

Spring 2016 Leadership STAR Community Program

STAR Communities is pleased to announce the opportunity for U.S. cities, towns and counties to participate in the Spring 2016 Leadership STAR Community Program, which is designed to provide a high level of training and technical assistance to communities as they complete a baseline sustainability assessment by pursuing certification under the STAR Community Rating System. Applications due January 15. Learn more and apply.... Read more

Webinar: Addressing Environmental Justice in your Community, Oct. 15

​This webinar is designed to help communities better understand the environmental justive issues they face locally and how they can work to address them. The EPA Office of Environmental Justice will present their new EJScreen tool, which allows communities to better analyze overburdened areas. There will also be presentations from two Certified STAR (“Sustainability Tools for Assessing & Rating”) communities working on environmental justice issues. Join the webinar October 15 from 2 – 3 p.m. EDT. Register now... Read more

STAR Communities Fall 2015 Leadership Program

STAR Communities (“Sustainable Tools for Assessing & Rating Communities”) is accepting applications for the Fall 2015 Leadership Program, which provides extensive staff support and services to a cohort of communities as they work towards certification through the STAR Community Rating System with the goal of certifying in 2016. Applications due Friday, July 31. Learn more... Read more