This blog was coauthored by Larissa Lopez, Program Coordinator and Radiah Shabazz, Communications Officer.
As the impacts of climate change intensify globally, across California, hundreds of communities are having their electricity cut off in [...]
“When the well is dry, we know the worth of water,” said Benjamin Franklin. As India faces one of the worst water crisis in recent times, and news of Chennai’s water shortage dominates headlines, the saying seems to be proving [...]
ISC's George Hamilton, Brent Habig and Steve Nicholas attended the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco September 12-14, 2018.The Summit was an invite-only event where governments, businesses, activists, and nonprofits could gather, [...]
After a year of unprecedented storms, floods, and wildfires, it’s now well established that the effects of climate change are upon us. In fact, IPCC last week released a dire warning – giving us just over a decade to completely transform our [...]
Amazon HQ Sphere by Joe WolfHow the winning community deals with the gains and pains holds lessons for any place hosting a booming industry.No matter where you turn for news, it's inescapable: the hullabaloo over "HQ2," the frenzied competition [...]
This blog is by ISC board vice-chair, LuAnn Bennett. LuAnn is president of the Bennett Group in Washington D.C.We all know that China is the world’s largest greenhouse gas emitter, but what’s easy to forget is why that’s the case: the country is [...]
In a Detroit neighborhood, families live with extreme flooding, molding and water shut-offs as part of their every day. More than 500 miles away, in one of Baltimore’s lowest-income communities, residents experience full weeks without power each [...]
It seems like just yesterday we were sharing the news that we’d been tapped by the U.S. Department of Energy’s SunShot Initiative to serve as the national coordinator for Solar Market Pathways. Now we’re already in the project’s third and final [...]
A key to bringing renewable energy to scale is engaging large institutions. Not only are these institutions large energy customers that can influence local markets, but they often have expertise, space for installations and the ability to handle [...]
Why does the Institute for Sustainable Communities remain focused, dogged and optimistic amid the sound and the fury unfurling on the national stage?
Because we believe deeply that the work we do – bringing local leaders together across [...]
Over the past month, the U.S. has seen some significant strides in renewable energy. St. Petersburg, Florida made a commitment to get 100% of its electricity from renewable energy sources by 2050. Fourteen cities from the Metro Boston Mayor’s [...]
As the dust settles from the 2016 election, and the climate action community charts a new path forward, strategies at the local level are more important than ever.More and more, cities are acknowledged as a critical scale for climate change [...]