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ICLEI USA is developing the next generation of sustainability tools and standards. We can help you turn your existing sustainability initiatives into a cohesive program with demonstrated results.

Measure and maximize your sustainability performance. Create visionary sustainability plans. Become a more resilient, livable, healthy, and prosperous community. It's all possible with support from ICLEI and our network of leading local governments who are sharing the latest innovations and solutions. Learn more about sustainability and local governments.

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STAR is a pioneering, strategic planning and performance management system that will offer local governments a road map for improving community sustainability. >>

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Sustainability Planning Toolkit

ICLEI's Sustainability Planning Toolkit contains comprehensive, step-by-step guidance to develop a sustainability plan for cities, towns, and counties of all sizes. >>


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Five Milestones for Sustainability

Follow ICLEI's overarching five-step process to improve community sustainability.  >>



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Sustainability Goals

STAR's 81 goals and 10 guiding principles collectively define community-scale sustainability and present a vision of how communities can become more healthy, inclusive, and prosperous. >>

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PlaNYC Case Study

in-depth detail about how the City of New York developed its renowned PlaNYC sustainability plan, and how this planning process laid the groundwork for New York’s emergence as a leading sustainable city. >>


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More Sustainability Resources

Sustainability guidebooks, reports, webinars, and more -- from ICLEI and other organizations.  >>

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