The American Resilience Roadtrip: Little Rock ‘LEEDS’ on Green Building, Sustainable Public Procurement

The American Resilience Roadtrip series follows concerned citizen Ben Colombo on a year-long, 50-state tour to find out how city governments, citizen groups, nonprofits, and others are making their communities more sustainable, more resilient, and better served. Follow Ben and ICLEI USA on Twitter and Instagram as we discover a more sustainable, more compassionate USA thriving at the ground level. […]

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The American Resilience Roadtrip

Read all posts from the series here: Miami-Dade County Builds Resilience to Climate Impacts Mississippi River Towns Unite for Economic and Environmental Sustainability Center for Planning Excellence Moves Louisiana Toward Statewide Resilience New Orleans Models Green Infrastructure in Gentilly Resilience District Little Rock ‘LEEDS’ on Green Building, Sustainable Public Procurement  Shelby County, TN, Models Regional ‘Greenprint’ […]

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City of Fort Collins Leads on Cross-Departmental and City-Citizen Sustainability Learning with its One Planet Program

In many cities, economic and environmental sustainability is the purview of a single department, be it Parks and Recreation, Planning or, if the city is fortunate and funded enough to have one, a standalone Sustainability Office. Often, the concepts of sustainability stay cloistered away in this single department while the others carry on with business […]

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Toward 1.5 Degrees: ICLEI USA 2016 Annual Report

Spurred by calls from the communities most exposed to climate change impacts, the Paris Climate Agreement set the ambitious goal of limiting the end-of-century global average temperature increase to 1.5° Celsius (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit) above pre-industrial levels. The Paris Agreement includes Nationally Determined Contributions, reductions in GHG emissions by country — which offer this reality: […]

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