The Big Moves

In addition to the other Big Moves, local governments can take other measures to move toward 100% renewable energy.

Asset management, day-to-day operations, and policy advocacy are also needed.

These actions include carbon sequestration initiatives, and “organizational moves” which demonstrate local government leadership renewable energy and set the stage for future work on community, place-based, and consumption-based energy and emissions. In order to keep global warming to less than 1.5 degrees Celsius, more carbon dioxide needs to come out of the atmosphere than goes into the atmosphere in the form of pollution.

The Strategies

The plan includes actions for local governments to promote the removal of carbon pollution, take steps towards 100% renewable energy in municipal operations, and manage public assets like infrastructure, transportation systems, and natural assets like forests and watersheds. 

The full report is ready for download. So are other local government action resources.