09.26.2012 Adaptation & Ecosystem Services in Bangkok
In addition to Thailands forward thinking investment in the regulating services of the watersheds of Bangkok, there are other exemplary valorizations of ecosystem services present in the city. Specifically, this is the valorization of cultural services within the urban ecosystem itself. These benefits are too often overlooked by cities. The cultural services of ecosystems can be recreational, aesthetic, and spiritual, and include the tourism industry as well.
07.17.2012 From Civil Society to Vibrant Community Movement
Sometimes the formal language we use to describe what we do just doesnt capture the full experience. Yes, its true that civil society and advocacy are the correct technical terms. But when you get right down to it, the work itself is a lot more exciting and engaging than that.
07.10.2012 Toward A More Resilient Vermont
This fall, ISC will launch the Resilient Vermont Project, an 18-month effort to help our state to prepare for, respond to and bounce back from future natural disasters.
07.02.2012 Time To Go Retro
What difference can building efficiency make to your communitys energy footprint? All around the world, city and community leaders are grappling with this question.
05.31.2012 Alcoa Foundation features the EHS Academy in Annual Report
Grants from the Alcoa Foundation enabled ISC to address urgent environmental and health issues in Chinas factory to the world.
09.12.2011 Vermonts Institute for Sustainable Communities Hosts Serbian Environmental Delegation
The ISC brings Serbian environmental and social leaders to Vermont to learn from the states successes in managing and finding value in the garbage stream.
08.18.2011 VT Delegation Announces $1M Grant to Montpelier-based Institute for Sustainable Communities
Through the grant, ISC will work with the joint HUD-DOT-EPA Partnership for Sustainable Communities (PSC), which coordinates federal housing, transportation, water, and other infrastructure investments to make neighborhoods more prosperous, allow people to live closer to jobs, save households time and money, and reduce pollution.
08.17.2011 HUD and EPA Announce Awardees in a Historic Collaborative Effort to Invest in Sustainable Communities
The Institute for Sustainable Communities (Montpelier, VT) will create a National Sustainability Learning Network. This work will strengthen the capacity grantee communities to create more housing choices, make transportation more efficient and reliable, make more efficient investments in water and wastewater infrastructure, and build vibrant, healthy and economically prosperous neighborhoods for American families.
07.10.2011 Call for ApplicationsClimate Leadership Academy on Sustainable Economic Development
As communities struggle to rebound from recession, green, sustainable, or low-carbon development is seen as a pathway to economic recovery, resilience, and prosperity. This Climate Leadership Academy workshop will help local and regional officials work effectively with key private and nonprofit partners and state government counterparts to establish and implement sustainable economic development strategies while simultaneously reducing climate pollution and improving environmental quality.
06.01.2011 Call for Applications
ISC is seeking applications from urban sustainability directors to attend the Urban Sustainability Leadership Academy in July.
Right now, we are on the ground in the U.S. and China helping factories and cities reduce greenhouse gases and become resource-efficient.
We are not interested in quick fixes. When you give to ISC, you invest in lasting solutions to the climate change crisis.