Here at the Institute for Sustainable Communities, our motto is “what’s possible”. It represents our enduring belief that when the power of leaders like you is unleashed, sustainability is within reach. How we get there varies widely. There are [...]
As 2018 comes to a close, we sat down with ISC co-founders Madeleine Kunin and George Hamilton to talk about what inspired them to create ISC and how it has evolved over the years.
INTRODUCTIONThe Institute for Sustainable Communities (ISC) seeks to hire a local consulting firm or individual consultant through an open, fair and competitive process to conduct an end-line assessment of the Environment Health and Safety Plus [...]
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, [...]
In early 2016, ISC began a multi-stakeholder process to develop a report on community resilience in the Maricopa County region of Arizona.
The 2016 report was the foundational document that prompted the creation of the Advancing Community [...]
By Senior Program Officer Jaime Love and Program Officer Nicole EnrightTransparency, trust, truth, trauma, and healing.That’s how our New Orleans-based partners, Healthy Community Services, described their approach to their resilience project, [...]
ISC recently launched the Clean Energy Accelerator component of our India EHS+ Center program.
The EHS+ Center provides environment, health, safety, and energy efficiency training and technical support to factories. The accelerator initiative [...]
The World Health Organization's Europe Health Evidence Network (HEN) just released a review of measurement strategies for community resilience, and featured ISC's report Building Community Resilience in Maricopa County as a case study of a [...]
The Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact Staff Steering Committee
Southeast Florida sea-level rise compact a model for other regions
The editorial board of the Miami Herald wrote a wonderful piece about the leadership [...]
Stephen P. Groff
ISC is excited to announce the addition of two members to our board of directors – NRG Systems co-founder and former CEO Jan Blomstrann, and Asian Development Bank Vice President Stephen P. [...]
Cape Hatteras, North Carolina
I live in Miami – a few blocks from the bay, behind a small strip of mangroves. In recent years the city has become the poster-child for climate change and extreme weather events. I grew up, in-part, in Cape [...]
Photo Credit: Ben Sassani - Harvey Flooding - Sassani Photography
A year after Hurricane Harvey dumped up to 60 inches of rainfall on the Houston area – taking over 80 lives and causing an estimated $180 billion of damage – ISC and the Houston [...]