Wednesday, September 9, 2015

City of Raleigh Recognized for National Sustainability Excellence

Raleigh is the first community in North Carolina to achieve a 4-STAR Community Rating for national excellence in sustainability. “The City of Raleigh has a long commitment to sustainability with a focus not only on environmental stewardship but also on economic strength and social equity,” said Mayor McFarlane. “The 4-STAR Community Rating for national excellence is a culmination of the hard work and innovative ideas of staff and the community in not only promoting sustainable ideas but recognizing sustainable programs as a cornerstone of Raleigh’s future.” STAR is a sustainability rating system for cities, towns, and counties. Nearly 100 communities are actively using the STAR Community Rating System, with more than 60 engaged in the certification process. Read more »