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 PhotographyA 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 [...]
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 [...]
Across Asia, factories are engines for economic change, but that success can come at a cost.
Learn about ISC's vision for manufacturing.
We work with brands and factories throughout Asia to reduce emissions, and [...]
Three and a half years ago, ISC was tapped to help accelerate solar deployment in communities across the U.S. as the national coordinator for the Solar Market Pathways (SMP) program. As we wrap up the program this summer and I reflect on all [...]
A. About ISCSince 1991, the Institute for Sustainable Communities (ISC) has worked in the United States and around the world to help communities, cities, industry, and NGOs accomplish their environmental, economic, and social goals. ISC uses [...]
Communities across the U.S. are exploring how resilient solar can help strengthen resilience, advance renewable energy goals, and best serve vulnerable neighborhoods during disasters.
In Baltimore, Duluth, New York [...]
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 [...]
"Leadership on the climate challenge must now come from cities, states, the business community and organizations like ISC. We can no longer rely on the U.S. federal government." — Kevin Sheekey, Global Head of Communications, Government [...]
Welcome to ISC’s new website! We’ve built this site with you in mind. We want to make it easier for you to:Be inspired to make your own city, community, or factory cleaner, fairer, and stronger. Understand the “what,” “why,” and “how” of our [...]
A. About ISCFounded in 1991, the Institute for Sustainable Communities (ISC) is a not-for-profit organization that builds the capacity of local leaders and organizations to address important global issues including climate change, sustainable [...]