​At Fifth Estate, we specialize in the endless pursuit of the “why?” that fuels your mission, vision and values. Strategic communications is about answering questions in ways that compel action. Grounded in research and motivated by a passion for our clients' work, we collaborate to sieze narratives and drive outcomes.
Making buildings greener, healthier and more energy efficient. Keeping options open for at-risk youth. Protecting our urban forests. Ensuring the sustainability of our ocean resources. We work with our clients to make real change in the world.
We bring value to our clients by delivering the highest standards of quality and integrity through strategies that align with their resources. We bring value to ourselves and our world by engaging across sectors to build solutions to pressing challenges we collectively face.


Urban Land Institute

The District of Columbia created two innovative programs that work in tandem to promote the development of green solutions to stormwater management. While the programs proved very popular with participants, the District sought to increase uptake across the city.

Joint Call to Action to Promote Healthy Communities

The JCTA is a collaboration among eight national organizations who all share a commitment to a common goal, but coordinating—and communicating—toward that end presented several challenges.

Sustainable Urban Forests Coalition

Fifth Estate Communications worked alongside SUFC from the release of Vibrant Cities & Urban Forests: A National Call to Action to the creation of the Trees Are the Key online toolkit.