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by ISC Staff | January 30, 2018
Institute for Sustainable Communities Grows Equity-Focused Partnership Montpelier, Vt.—January 30, 2018—The Institute for Sustainable Communities (ISC) announced today that two new community-based organizations will join the Partnership for [...]
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 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 Steve Nicholas | November 15, 2016
If you, like me, find yourself looking for signs of progress and promise in the wake of last week’s election, take a peek at what’s happening in a growing number of America’s cities and urban regions. Like never before, local leaders are coming [...]
by Steve Nicholas | August 26, 2016
As we look back on the five years since Tropical Storm Irene, one of the biggest changes we’ve observed has been in Vermonters’ understanding of watersheds. Of course, practitioners who work on water issues have always looked at the landscape in [...]
by George Hamilton | May 6, 2016
There is something really cool happening at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts. Known for challenging conventional wisdom while producing innovative thinkers and entrepreneurs, the College is now leading the way on [...]
by ISC Staff | May 5, 2016
June Event Will Connect Climate Leaders in India and U.S. Montpelier, VT – May 5, 2016 – The Institute for Sustainable Communities (ISC) has been selected by the Department of State to organize a conference focused on implementing India’s COP21 [...]