Actions for your city, town, or county

Installing solar panel
Installing solar panel

Start a solar co-op with interesting community members. It will reduce costs and become a growing movement. Of course, remember to start with energy efficiency before going solar

A bike path
A bike path

Organize with friends to initiate a shared use path for bicyclists and walkers to enjoy, encourage health and reduce driving. Find a route that connects neighborhoods with your downtown, parks, schools. Make it connect with low-income neighborhoods

Compost & recycling pickup
Compost & recycling pickup

Start a city wide bicycle pick up for residential compost or recycling and bring it to a community composting hub

Organize the community
Organize the community

Organize citizens to form a city committee that develops and implements a Sustainability Action Plan for your community. It can include issues of environment, health, social justice, and increased quality of life for all residents

School gardens & compost
School gardens & compost

Work with school administrators and teachers to create school gardens and composting

Sustainable Businesses
Sustainable Businesses

Organize with local businesses to form a Sustainable Business Coalition

Zero Waste
Zero Waste

Organize to create a zero waste city ordinance and plan of action

Renewable Energy
Renewable Energy

Organize to become a 100% renewable energy city by 2040 like many cities are starting across the USA

Organize Local Structural Change
Organize Local Structural Change

Have your city, town or county join ICLEI's Local Governments for Sustainability and ClearPaths to learn how to create a climate action plan