Moving Forward Guide

No one ever ran for city council, county commissioner, or mayor to solve climate change, but its challenges are now present in our communities —...

Climate Talking Points

On alternating months we will pick a topic or theme related to climate change, provide a few positive talking points and some responses to key...

Let’s Lead On Climate

Hear from local community, health, and faith leaders across the U.S. who are successfully engaging their constituents in programs and initiatives that promote climate leadership,...

American Climate Leadership Summit 2017

On October 25 and 26, ecoAmerica brought together 300 diverse national leaders from across sectors and society to the National Press Club in Washington D.C

Let’s Talk Communities & Climate: Communication Guidance for City and Community Leaders

This guide equips local leaders with the tools to effectively engage their residents and stakeholders on climate solutions.

Let’s Talk Climate: Messages to Motivate Latino Americans

This guide combines qualitative and quantitative research to offer culturally relevant words, phrases, and narratives for successfully engaging fellow Latinos on climate.

Mental Health and Our Changing Climate: Impacts, Implications, and Guidance

Created by ecoAmerica, the American Psychological Association, and Climate for Health

15 Steps to Create Effective Climate Communications

An update to our original Communicating on Climate: 13 Steps and Guiding Principles, this guide outlines a specific, easy-to-follow process for crafting and delivering successful...

Improve Energy Use in Core Operations

There are many opportunities to take simple steps to improve the energy performance of your buildings and core operations, while reducing energy costs...

Mayors and College Presidents Unite to Build a Bridge to Climate Solutions

When Washington, DC's, Brendan Shane and Mayor Vincent Gray initiated sustainability-planning efforts in July 2011, they began an ambitious proces...

Recycle More, Waste Less

Promote cost and energy savings available through waste reduction, recycling, composting, and less polluting waste management and disposal.

Use Renewable Energy

Save money and create innovative solutions that advance livability and benefit your community by using renewable energy sources that are available and affordable to power...

Establish Sustainable Land Use Programs

Local governments own and manage public land and green space that can benefit communities through sustainable design and use.

Conserve Water and Manage Stormwater

Local governments can better manage water use and treatment, as well as stormwater impacts, to save energy and limit climate impacts.

Make the Path to Positive Commitment

Through the Path to Positive pledge, your community can make a public commitment to lead by example and inspire others to care about climate change...

Prioritize Climate-smart Purchasing and Contracting

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...

Audit Your Facilities

Conduct an audit to identify opportunities to reduce the energy and utility bills of your core operations.

Promote Energy Efficient Buildings and Facilities

The best way to cut climate pollution is to use less energy. Aid your local residents and businesses by providing goods and services that promote...

Provide Sustainable Transportation Options

Make it easy for staff and citizens to get to work and school by providing accessible civic infrastructure.

Launch a Sustainability Program

Turn your commitment into action more quickly by designating local government staff to plan and enact programs.

Conduct a Climate Assessment

Determining your local government and community-wide climate pollution will allow you to establish a benchmark against which to measure future climate pollution reduction goals.

Make a Climate Plan

Work with your agencies and staff to establish reasonable goals and achievable measures for climate pollution reduction.

Connect with Your Citizens and Peers Online and Offline

Successfully connect with your citizens, peers, organizations and other communities, both online and offline, to share ideas, learn and build new relationships/partnerships.

Host a “Climate Solutions” Event

Special events such as community meetings, annual fairs and holiday celebrations create opportunities to reach established and new audiences.

Challenge Your Peers to Get on the Path to Positive

You have the unique opportunity to grow your network and collaborate with fellow leaders by inviting others to join you on your path.

Form a Climate Solutions Engagement Team

Building a strong solutions team to implement the steps along your path is one way to expand and empower the support you need to be...

Create Your Climate Engagement Strategy

Find innovative and inspiring ways to keep climate solutions a part of your citizens’ daily lives by building a plan to share opportunities, communicate progress...

Feature Plans and Progress in Your Speeches

From your experience, there is nothing more powerful than a great speech. Here we will equip you with the right resources to speak confidently and...

Build and Promote Your Climate Solutions Platform

In your platform, we will equip you to make a case for climate solutions within your community that resonates with the values of your citizens,...

Get Your Community on the Path to Positive With Path to Positive Communities

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...

Take Care and Prepare Your Community

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...

Engage and Inspire the Whole Community

Local businesses, schools, professional offices and residents want to help! Issue friendly competitive challenges to get them involved.

Climate Resolve Brings Unique Voices to Build Climate Awareness

Turning Tragedy into Opportunity in Greensburg, KS

Get Your Community on the Path to Positive With Path to Positive Communities

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...

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