The Center for Leadership in Global Sustainability (CLiGS), a center within Virginia Tech’s College of Natural Resources and Environment based in the university’s National Capital Region, provides education, research, and leadership needed to navigate a rapidly changing world to contribute to a sustainable future.  Bringing together faculty and students from Virginia Tech with partners from other educational, non-governmental, corporate, and government institutions, CLiGS is dedicated to exploring and facilitating interdisciplinary and collaborative approaches to sustainable development strategies in globally interconnected ecological, economic, and social environments.


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The National Association of Regional Councils (NARC) serves as the national voice for regionalism by advocating for regional cooperation as the most effective way to address a variety of community planning and development opportunities and issues.   NARC’s member organizations are composed of multiple local governments that work together to serve American communities – large and small, urban and rural.




Support for this website came from the US Forest Service’s National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council as part of a Urban and Community Forestry Challenge Cost Share grant program.  NUCFAC is an appointed advisory council to the Secretary of Agriculture on urban forestry and related issues. The 1990 Farm Bill created NUCFAC to bring together the wide variety of voices raised about a common concern: the present health and future preservation of America’s urban forests. NUCFAC was founded to synthesize the full spectrum of views into a consistent vision, as a foundation for practical policy on urban forestry.

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