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by George Hamilton | April 5, 2020
The Institute for Sustainable Communities (ISC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Sarita Turner as its new vice president for U.S. programs. “Sarita is a skilled and dedicated leader with a proven ability to deliver community-led [...]
by Steve Nicholas | January 14, 2020
After a total of 15 years with ISC, Steve Nicholas is moving on to lead the climate, clean air and sustainable practices program at the Northwest Seaport Alliance, a joint venture of the marine ports in Seattle and Tacoma that constitutes the [...]
by ISC Team | February 4, 2019
For the last five years, ISC has been working to expand solar energy access across the country. Through our Solar Market Pathways program, we worked with communities to accelerate the deployment of solar energy through innovative approaches such [...]
by Anna Marandi | December 12, 2018
The possibility that a large wildfire could occur in the forests on the highly urbanized west side of Washington State’s Cascade Mountains is currently a remote, but real, possibility that grows every year as the region’s population increases, [...]
by Anna Marandi | September 11, 2017
This year’s Sustainable Communities Leadership Academy attracted perhaps our most geographically diverse cohort yet. From Anchorage to Houston to Washington, D.C., 12 cross-sector teams and a group of resilience-building experts convened in [...]
by Deb Perry | April 18, 2017
Cities across the U.S. are ambitiously transitioning to 100% renewable energy, swapping fossil fuel-based energy systems for clean energy strategies and sustainable plans. Six cities in the U.S. have already made this switch, and cities from [...]
by Henry McKay | April 18, 2017
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 [...]
by Deb Perry | March 15, 2017
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 [...]
by Nicole Enright | February 3, 2017
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 [...]
by Steve Nicholas | February 2, 2017
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 [...]
by Deb Perry | December 16, 2016
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 [...]