USDN Member and Partner Receive Fast Company World Changing Idea Award: Fast Company selected Chicago's PACE program as an Honorable Mention and Trust for Public Land's 10 Minute Walk Initiative as an Awardee for their 2020 World Changing Idea Awards.
USDN Members Receive American Planning Association Award: USDN Members Washington DC, Austin TX, Boston MA, Pittsburgh PA, and West Hollywood CA received APA Excellence in Sustainability Awards honoring projects, plans, policies, individuals, and organizations whose work is dedicated to supporting sustainable communities.
Columbus OH Approves Energy Benchmarking Program: Columbus OH City Council adopted an ordinance requiring commercial, multifamily, and industrial buildings over 50,000 sq ft and city buildings over 25,000 sq ft to track their energy and water use starting in 2021.
Philadelphia PA Releases Annual Sustainability Magazine: Philadelphia PA released its annual sustainability review in English and Spanish with articles highlighting successes, community members leading local efforts, and provides information and inspiration for further action.
Tempe AZ Releases 2020 Annual Report: Tempe AZ released their first Annual Report which includes information about metrics tied to performance management systems, project highlights, invitations for resident involvement, and descriptions of what's next for various focus areas.
Honolulu HI Files Lawsuit Against Fossil Fuel Companies: Honolulu HI recently joined a growing number of cities filing lawsuits against oil companies that failed to disclose the risks and negative consequences of burning fossil fuels and their impact on the climate.