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
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.
Peer learning is an effective way to share best practices and lessons learned. Connect with your peers through the Sustainable Communities Learning Network.
This section features profiles of leading practitioners in the field of sustainability. These individuals are local officials and staff who are working on innovative policies and programs in one or more of the ten Sustainability Best Practice Areas 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
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.