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Our Partners

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Path to Positive Communities is honored to have the support of a number of partners as part of its national council. These partners have contributed their expertise, ideas, resources and time to broaden climate engagement in communities across the country. Below you can find information on each of these partners, as well as links to their websites where you can learn more about their work.
Is your organization ready to become a partner? Contact us to learn more.

Mississippi River Cities and Towns Initiatives

Since 2012, Mississippi River Cities and Towns Initiative has been promoting economic and environmental security and stability along the Mississippi River Corridor. There are 124 Mississippi River main stem cities and towns. MRCTI gives a common voice to those who depend most upon the River, and by virtue of doing so, spans political and economic interests. The MRCTI builds the capacity of member mayors, empowering them with the tools and support to undertake effective local initiatives which attract green jobs, move towards sustainable economies and achieve local environmental protection goals. Ultimately, MRCTI's work helps protect and restore the Mississippi River as a natural system that can support human culture and economies, as well as the River's unique ecosystem and wildlife.

Utah Clean Energy

Since 2001, Utah Clean Energy has lead the transition to a new clean energy economy in Utah and the West with vision and expertise. Through advocacy, policy, and public outreach Utah Clean Energy tackles today’s serious energy challenges with a toolbox of innovative solutions and workable strategies in four main areas: preventing energy waste & reducing pollution through energy efficiency, making renewable energy simple & affordable, improving air quality with EV’s, and planning for a clean energy future and livable planet.

National League of Cities

The National League of Cities (NLC) is dedicated to helping city leaders build better communities. Working in partnership with 49 state municipal leagues, NLC serves as a resource to and advocate for the more than 19,000 cities, villages, and towns it represents.  

Local Government Commission

LGC works to build livable communities and local leadership by connecting leaders via innovative programs and network opportunities, advancing policies through participation at the local and state level, and implementing solutions as a technical assistance provider and advisor to local jurisdictions. With roots in California and a national reputation, LGC offers inspiration, information, and partnership for local and regional champions dedicated to building thriving communities that integrate civic engagement with environmental, social and economic priorities.

Climate Resolve

Climate Resolve’s mission is to make Southern California more livable and prosperous today and for generations to come by inspiring people at home, at work and in government to reduce greenhouse gas pollution and prepare for climate impacts.

Urban Sustainability Directors Network

Our work is member led and member driven, meaning that members collectively determine what priorities they have each year and lead the work to carry them out. A Planning Committee serves as USDN’s governing body, with responsibility to advance the strategic direction of the network. Members are fortunate to be supported by a managing director and staff who provide high-level leadership and day-to-day management.USDN’s ultimate goal is to build and strengthen the connections between members in order to quickly access each other’s knowledge and expertise to achieve better, more effective outcomes at scale. The connections fostered by USDN have become increasingly important as cities both large and small lead the way in developing the next generation of sustainable communities.

International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives

Local Governments for Sustainability is the world's leading association of over 1,000 metropolises, cities, and urban regions dedicated to promoting global sustainability through local action. Our Members represent 20 per cent of the world's urban population and work on greening their economies and infrastructure and becoming sustainable, resilient, resource-efficient, biodiverse, low-carbon and healthy and happy.

Institute for Sustainable Communities

At the Institute for Sustainable Communities, we give passionate, committed people the tools and skills they need to inspire active citizenship, protect the environment, and take on climate change. By targeting cities and towns all over the world, we hope to facilitate a global shift towards climate change awareness and preparedness.

Metropolis Strategies

On March 1, 2011, we became Metropolis Strategies, a supporting organization of The Chicago Community Trust. The move sustains the vital regional leadership of Chicago Metropolis 2020 and brings to bear the resources of both organizations to address the challenges of the seven-county region. We seek to raise public awareness on these issues with which we are involved and to bring about concrete changes in public policy.

Innovation Network for Communities

The Innovation Network for Communities (INC) is a national non-profit organization whose mission is to develop and spread scalable innovations that transform the performance of community systems. INC works in three primary sectors: urban sustainability, high performing urban K-12 school; and adult workforce development.