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Sustainability Resources

ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability

ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI) is a membership association of local governments committed to advancing climate protection and sustainable development. Since its inception in 1990, ICLEI has grown to include over 1,000 cities in the world, more than 550 of which are in the United States.  

At ICLEI USA our mission is to build, serve, and drive a movement of local governments to advance deep reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and achieve tangible improvements in local sustainability.

Fayetteville has an incredible relationship with ICLEI including hosting their North American Workshop in 2007 and partnering on a variety of initiatives.

 

Sustainable Cities Institute

The Urban Sustainability Directors’ Network (USDN) began in 2009 as a way to link Sustainability Directors across the country. USDN provides monthly conference calls on a variety of topics including green economic development, grant opportunities, and sharing best practices. The Home Depot Foundation has created the Sustainable Cities Institute to host this information and facilitate greater communication between partnering cities.

 

United Nations Environment Programme

UNEP played a major role in the Brundtland Commission which is often cited as defining sustainability. Today they carry out that original mission by providing leadership and encouraging partnership in caring for the environment by inspiring, informing, and enabling nations and peoples to improve their quality of life without compromising that of future generations.

 

University of Arkansas

The University of Arkansas is a vital component of the Fayetteville community. Its commitment to sustainability efforts is changing the planet on a local and global scale.

 

University of Arkansas’ Applied Sustainability Center

The Applied Sustainability Center is having an incredible impact on the planet by becoming a leading expert in the field of Life Cycle Analysis and partnering with Wal-Mart to create their Sustainability Index for products. They have also served as a gracious supporter of the Fayetteville community through their involvement in Fayetteville Forward and other programs.