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Tools to Make an Impact

Get started by taking steps to make an impact in your community. Make sure to talk about your progress! Explore the list of engagement steps in our Engage section, as well.

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Our “Get Started Guide” offers ideas on how to get your community on a path to a positive future, from introducing ideas to implementing climate solutions, and incorporating actions into everyday communications.   > Get resources
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Local governments own and manage public land and green space that can benefit communities through sustainable design and use.   > Get resources
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Local businesses, schools, professional offices and residents want to help! Issue friendly competitive challenges to get them involved.   > Get resources
  • Improve Health
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Choosing green and sustainable goods and services can green the entire supply chain, help build demand for sustainable supplies and practices, and send a strong message about your sustainability commitment.   > Get resources
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It is not too early to assess how and where your community will experience adverse climate impacts, and to begin preparing for those impacts. Research shows that Americans are willing to prepare for climate impacts, and that preparation is both expected and helps tie to prevention (e.g. mitigation) attitudes.   > Get resources
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Promote cost and energy savings available through waste reduction, recycling, composting, and less polluting waste management and disposal.   > Get resources
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Work with your agencies and staff to establish reasonable goals and achievable measures for climate pollution reduction.   > Get resources