Modules for Local Governments to Take Climate Action
The Climate Conscious Community designation is bestowed to local governments who have taken intentional steps to reduce the amount of greenhouse gas emissions produced in and by their community. Whether it be buildings, transportation, or waste and recycling projects, there are opportunities for emission reduction in all departments and sectors of a local government and their community. The Atlanta Regional Commission designed the Climate Conscious Community Modules to be straightforward and achievable for cities and counties of all sizes.
Each Module contains a set of three vetted and proven best practice requirements, and a set of three next-step options to expand upon the required actions. Local governments must implement all three requirements and one of the options to become a Climate Conscious Community.
Benefits of Becoming a Climate Conscious Community:
- Be recognized as a local government leader in climate action
- Invest in the future health and welfare of citizens and businesses
- Set the standard for how jurisdictions of all sizes can respond climate change
How to Apply
Step 1: Download and review the Overview & Prerequisites document with relevant staff members
Step 2: Contact Kelsey Waidhas to set up an informational meeting and identify which Climate Conscious Community Module is the best next step for your community
Step 3: Put together and submit Prerequisite Documentation and a Module Workbook by January 31
Climate Conscious Community Documents
Climate Action: Buildings
Climate Action: Transportation
Climate Action: Waste & Recycling