What if farmers and others in rural communities had more influence over the decisions that impact their lives?

October 24, 2018

With major changes in farming and food systems in the past century, the Interactivity Foundation recently published a discussion guide around rural communities and possible future directions with policy implications....

29 Communities Receive SolSmart Recognition

September 25, 2018

On September 23rd, as part of the 104th ICMA Annual Conference in Baltimore, Maryland, 29 communities received Special Recognition Awards for their incredible work in lowering the cost of going...

Free Resource for Climate Resilience Planning

July 25, 2018

While building climate resilience is a key goal of many small-medium sized communities, they often don’t have capacity or resources to develop their climate resilience plans. Many recognize that these...

200 Cities and Counties Now “Open for Solar Business”

May 2, 2018

A press release from SolSmart, The Solar Foundation and ICMA CONTACT: Avery Palmer, The Solar Foundation, (202)-866-0908, apalmer@solarfound.org John Keaten, Group Gordon, (212)-784-5701, jkeaten@groupgordon.com “SolSmart” Communities in 35 states are...

Assisted DIY Planning for Climate Resilience

January 11, 2018

While building climate resilience is a key goal of many small-medium sized communities, they often don’t have the funding needed to hire a consultant to develop their climate resilience plans....

Harnessing the Sun in Louisville, KY with SolSmart Gold

November 14, 2017

Louisville received the SolSmart Gold designation for removing obstacles to solar energy development, including creating an online permitting checklist, reviewing local zoning codes, allowing solar by-right accessory use, cross-training inspection...

SolSmart: 100 Communities “Open for Solar Business”

November 10, 2017

In only 18 months since launching, the SolSmart program is celebrating a major milestone: 100 Communities throughout the United States have distinguished themselves as “open for solar business” by meeting...

Maricopa County, AZ Improves Business Opportunities with SolSmart Designation

September 14, 2017

SolSmart provides recognition and no-cost technical assistance to help local governments reduce barriers to solar energy growth. With the help  of national and local experts, cities, counties, and towns are...

Charleston County, SC Shines with SolSmart Project

August 15, 2017

The National Civic League's focus on civic engagement and environmental sustainability led to engagement with the national SolSmart project. SolSmart is a new national designation program, funded by the U.S....

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