SBN Green Resources - Communities

Sustainable Communities

Civic Practices Network
Civic Practices Network (CPN) is a collaborative and nonpartisan project bringing together a diverse array of organizations and perspectives within the civic renewal movement.

This site offers a database of essays and papers that cover everything from case studies on civic innovation and grassroots environmental initiatives to community health reform and essays on employee empowerment. This is a comprehensive website that will inform you of the great potential and necessity of civic involvement for community building and renewal.

Institute for Sustainable Communities
With the focus on environmental, economic, and social concerns, ISC gives communities and the organizations that support them the training, technical assistance, and grants they need to solve their problems and sustain themselves independently.

Quest Sustainable Solutions
Quest Sustainability finds green and sustainable solutions to clients' economic, social and environmental challenges.

Small Planet Institute
It offers published resources and suggestions for things you can do right now to improve local community relationships and promote sustainable community building.

Sustainable Communities Network
This site provides civic resources including downloadable guides to planning a sustainable event, a starter kit for community building, and a case study map.

Local Government Commission (LGC)
The Local Government Commission (LGC) is a nonprofit organization fostering innovation in environmental sustainability, economic prosperity and social equity. The LGC is helping to transform communities through inspiration, practical assistance and a network of visionary local elected officials and other community leaders.

Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)
NRDC develops and advocates sustainable solutions for our communities.  

Playbook for Green Buildings and Neighborhoods
A web-based resource, provides strategies, tips, and tools that counties can use to take immediate action on climate change through: green building, green neighborhoods, and sustainable infrastructure.

Smart Communities Network
The website contains a variety of great resources, tools, links to articles and publications, and community success stories on a variety of topics, including community energy, green development, and sustainable business.

Sustainable Communities
The Partnership for Sustainable Communities works to coordinate 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.

Walk Score
Walk Score uses a patent-pending system to measure the walkability of an address, in order to help people find a walkable place to live. This site provides a list of the most walkable neighborhoods in the United States and information on the benefits of living in a walkable city.

News

UD Welcomes New Generation of Crusader Alumni

Outdoor chairs filled up quickly as droves of graduates, professors, families and friends arrived on the Braniff Mall the morning of Sunday, May 12, to participate in the 59th annual Spring Commencement Ceremony in honor of UD’s new generation of Crusader alumni.

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Board of Trustees Names John G. Plotts as Interim President

The University of Dallas Board of Trustees has announced the appointment of Executive Vice President John G. Plotts, Ed.D., as interim president of the university. Plotts joined the university in December of 2008, initially serving in the roles of associate provost and dean of undergraduate admissions.

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Professor of English Eileen Gregory, PhD, Named 2018 Piper Professor

"That's what our teaching, and all our talk about the reflective life, boils down to -- efforts to keep brilliance in our hearts, to remember the lightness that is native to our spirit," said 2018 Piper Professor Eileen Gregory, Ph.D, professor of English. The Piper Award honors 10 professors annually in Texas colleges and universities for outstanding achievements in their profession and is widely regarded as the most prestigious award of its kind in the state.

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