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The STAR Community Index™ is a national, consensus-based rating system for community sustainability. STAR, now in beta release, provides communities with a standard and comprehensive set of goals, objectives and performance measures by which to improve interdependent environmental, economic, and social conditions. STAR is also a community of leading local governments creating more sustainable places for the long term.

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ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability USA is proud to be a founding sponsor of STAR. In 2008, ICLEI USA, the U.S. Green Building Council, the National League of Cities and the Center
for American Progress established a partnership to develop the STAR Community Index in response to growing interest from their member organizations and the communities they serve. In 2012, STAR Communities incorporated as a nonprofit corporation in the District of Columbia; STAR Communities has a 501(c)3 fiscal sponsor, the Global Philanthropy Partnership, based in Chicago, IL. Founding partners hold seats on STAR governance committees along with sustainability leaders from local governments.

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