Memphis-Shelby County Recognized for National Excellence as One of the Nation’s Most Sustainable Communities

National organization recognizes Memphis-Shelby County as a leader in sustainability






















Staff from the Memphis-Shelby County Office of Sustainability will be analyzing the STAR results, with an emphasis on areas where the city and county can improve. The office’s Sustainability Advisory Committee is establishing three working groups to target areas where improvements can be made.  Three working groups on Community Engagement, Climate and Energy, and the Built Environment are established and are building membership in the month of April.  As they set work plans there will be updates here:   

To learn more about the STAR Community Rating System, visit the STAR Communities website at To learn more about the Memphis-Shelby County Office of Sustainability visit  

Mayors Luttrell and Wharton announced the 4-STAR award at a press conference at United Housing, Inc. office on 2750 Colony Park Dr. on April 2, 2015.  

Articles about the award: