LEDs improve energe efficiency in Fayetteville, Arkansas

In February 2015, an LED Street Light replacement project was completed in the City of Fayetteville’s Entertainment District.

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This project launched the Partnerships for Resilience and Empowered Planning (PREP) program to provide education on community resilience planning, promote network collaboration and to developed an online Community Resilience Planning Handbook for communities across the Southeast.

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This project will guide the eight participating communities through planning, development, and implementation of a community-based social marketing (CBSM) campaign by providing expert-level educational resources that are tailored to serve the specific goals and needs of each community.

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Green infrastructure in Tennesee and Georgia

Green Infrastructure (GI) is more than just the laundry list of sustainable applications, like green roofs, bigger tree planters, and frequent curb cuts.

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Building a sustainability team expertise and partners

Boiled down, building buy-in in any situation is about showing value. Managing those political and interpersonal relationships to show how important sustainability is in a thriving, competitive city is intense. Sustainability Directors, it’s time to borrow skills from salesmen, politicians, and marketers.

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A photo of severe flooding in the Biltmore Village area of Asheville, North Carolina.

In September 2004, Western North Carolina was significantly impacted by floods and landslides caused by two major hurricanes. The cost was high. Eleven lives were lost, 140 homes were destroyed and more than 16,000 homes were damaged in the Asheville area and surrounding counties.

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