Sustainable Communities Learning Network


Sustainable Communities Learning Network
Learn. Share. Connect. Lead.

The Sustainable Communities Learning Network helps local officials and staff to access and share resources and tools that encourage their communities to consider and apply economically, socially and environmentally sustainable practices.

The Learning Network:

  • Facilitates peer-to-peer learning, sharing of real-world examples between local officials and others engaged in sustainability efforts
  • Provides access to case stories, tools, and resources in ten Sustainability Best Practice areas
  • Offers opportunities to be recognized as a leader in sustainability


Use the Sustainable Communities Learning Network to access resources and tools that help your community consider and apply sustainable policies and practices.



Local officials and staff possess sustainability expertise that is a valuable resource, and is helpful for others interested in undertaking similar programs.  Share your story with others through the Sustainable Communities Learning Network.

Have a great sustainability story your local agency has been a part of? Suggest a case story. Working through a difficult project and need some feedback? Join the conversation on LinkedIn.  Done a ton legwork to get a project off the ground that you think others would benefit from? Volunteer to speak on a webinar.  Have a better idea? Let us know.

The Learning Network is a platform for you to share your expertise and help others learn from your experience.  Email an Institute for Local Government staff member so we can help you share your story.


Local Sustainability Leading Practitioners

Peer learning is an effective way to share best practices and lessons learned.  View profiles of leading sustainability practitioners in California, then use the Sustainable Communities Learning Network to connect.   

These individuals are local officials and staff who are working on innovative policies and programs in one or more areas of the ILG’s Sustainability Best Practice Framework and have contributed to the Institute’s sustainability initiatives by:

  • Speaking on a webinar
  • Contributing to a sustainability case story
  • Serving as a peer reviewer
  • Representing a city or county participating in the Beacon Award program
  • Presenting at a conference on an ILG panel or session

Search for practitioners by sustainability practice area below or use the navigation structure at the left to search by geographic location. Note: We are currently updating this content.



Local agencies are leaders in promoting sustainability in their community. Highlighting local innovation and accomplishments helps local sustainability leaders share best practices with other communities.

The Institute for Local Government invites California cities and counties to participate in the sustainability and climate change recognition program, the Beacon Award: Local Leadership Toward Solving Climate Change.