Three and a half years ago, ISC was tasked to spur solar deployment across the U.S. as the national coordinator for the Solar Market Pathways (SMP) program. As we wrap up the program and I reflect on all that’s happened since 2015—shortly after [...]
A. About ISCSince 1991, the Institute for Sustainable Communities (ISC) has worked in the United States and around the world to help communities, cities, industry, and NGOs accomplish their environmental, economic, and social goals. ISC uses [...]
Communities across the U.S. are exploring how resilient solar can help strengthen resilience, advance renewable energy goals, and best serve vulnerable neighborhoods during disasters.
In Baltimore, Duluth, New York [...]
Amazon HQ Sphere by Joe Wolf
How the winning community deals with the gains and pains holds lessons for any place hosting a booming industry.
No matter where you turn for news, it's inescapable: the hullabaloo over "HQ2," the frenzied [...]
"Leadership on the climate challenge must now come from cities, states, the business community and organizations like ISC. We can no longer rely on the U.S. federal government." — Kevin Sheekey, Global Head of Communications, Government [...]
Welcome to ISC’s new website! We’ve built this site with you in mind. We want to make it easier for you to:Be inspired to make your own city, community, or factory cleaner, fairer, and stronger. Understand the “what,” “why,” and “how” of our [...]
A. About ISCFounded in 1991, the Institute for Sustainable Communities (ISC) is a not-for-profit organization that builds the capacity of local leaders and organizations to address important global issues including climate change, sustainable [...]
Our partners say it best—empowering community-based organizations and the residents they serve creates "an opportunity for monumental change."
The Partnership for Resilient Communities provides community-based [...]
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 [...]
This blog is by ISC board vice-chair, LuAnn Bennett. LuAnn is president of the Bennett Group in Washington D.C.We all know that China is the world’s largest greenhouse gas emitter, but what’s easy to forget is why that’s the case: the country is [...]
This has been the year of the disaster. Hurricanes, earthquakes, and wildfires have ravaged North America.In addition to the terrible loss of life and property, impacted communities have struggled with the loss of energy. Electricity is the [...]