As the United States government has stepped away from playing a major role in slowing climate change, towns, cities, municipalities, and states have stepped forward, encouraging 100% renewable energy through delivering clean electricity to their communities, supporting the deployment of electric vehicles, and increasing the resilience of the electricity grid to the impacts of climate change.

You can see this in states like New York and California which are, on multiple levels, encouraging solar and wind; Louisiana’s commitment to electric buses; cities like Washington D.C. developing a plan to adapt to a changing climate, and local communities like East Hampton, Long Island supporting offshore wind in its effort to become 100% renewable.

Discover the many ways your community can fight climate change.

6 THINGS YOU CAN DO TODAY
TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE

JOIN "WE ARE STILL IN"

Join forces with mayors, county executives, governors, tribal leaders, university leaders, businesses, faith groups, and investors to declare continued climate action support to meet the Paris Agreement.
More here: WE ARE STILL IN

INSTALL SOLAR RESPONSIBLY

When installing solar, make the land hospitable for bees. Pollinator friendly solar sites are a growing trend that help provide the nutrition and habitat that bees and butterflies need.
More here: UTILITY DIVE

INVEST IN WIND FARMS

In Colorado, the wind power generation saved 4 billion gallons of water that coal and gas plants would have used and avoided 8 million metric tons of carbon dioxide.
More here: COLORADO SPRINGS GAZETTE

4 WAYS FOR CITIES TO COOL DOWN

From reflective roofing, dynamic shades, water cooling, and sky gardens, see what cities like New York and Abu Dhabi are doing to cool the environment.
More here: THE GUARDIAN

PLANT A GARDEN

Commit to ten regenerative gardening principles that serve both the environment and the soil.
More here: GREEN AMERICA

CERTIFY AS A WILDLIFE HABITAT

Anyone can create a welcoming haven for local wildlife, and becoming certified can help maintain or reconnect fragmented habitats. Requirements are in the areas of food, water, cover, places to raise young, and sustainable practices.
More here: NATIONAL WILDLIFE FEDERATION

KEY RESOURCES

Environmental Insights Explorer

In partnership with the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy        
Impact begins with insights. Explore data to make informed decisions and inspire action. Explore estimated carbon emissions from transportation and buildings, rooftop solar energy potential, and NASA climate forecasts, derived from Google’s proprietary data and…

MORE WAYS TO TAKE ACTION

Donate surplus food

Create a food action plan and track progress on reducing, recycling and donating surplus food. Denver aims for a 57% reduction of residential food waste in the city’s trash collection by 2030.

One Thing We Can Do: Fix Recycling

By Eduardo Garcia and Kendra Pierre-Louis   Photo by Tyler Varsell  1/15/20   
Recycling in the United States is broken.For years, we relied heavily on recycling operations in China to take our waste. But that came to an end in 2018, when Beijing barred the import of recycling…

Organize a lawsuit

Boulder and San Miguel Counties in Colorado have sued Exxon Mobil and Suncor Energy for their contribution to climate change. Build momentum and foster solidarity by following suit.