People, Planet, Profit$ comprise the three Pillars of Sustainability.
TIP: “STAR (Sustainability Tools for Assessing & Rating Communities) is being developed by ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability in partnership with the USGBC and the Center for American Progress. STAR is a national, consensus-based rating system for community sustainability. When released in fall 2012, STAR will provide communities a standard and comprehensive set of goals, objectives and performance measures by which to improve interdependent environmental, economic, and social conditions. STAR is also a community of leading local governments creating more sustainable places for the long term.”
For the latest updates on STAR, visit the STAR Communities website at www.starcommunities.org.