Gold Star Standards


All certified municipalities are eligible to earn Gold Star recognition for reaching high levels of achievement in key dimensions of sustainability. Gold Star Standards establish the specific actions and levels of performance that support what we need to achieve as individual communities and as a state, as defined in the 2015 Sustainable State of the State Report. The award of a Gold Star indicates that a municipality is making an effective, fair and timely contribution to the collective achievement of our sustainability goals.

Gold Stars are awarded for individual dimensions of sustainability. Currently there are Gold Star Standards in Energy and Water.