Sustaining Member, City of Denver, Tackles Issues Related to Growth

January 28, 2019

The rate of Denver’s growth is one of the highest in the nation. With this growth has come benefits, such as an extremely low unemployment rate and a strong economy....

How the League Contributes to the ‘Net Zero’ Commitment

December 21, 2018

The 2018 Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS) just took place in San Francisco. One key focus area was a commitment to “constructing and renovating buildings to be ‘net zero,’ which...

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...

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