Since international agencies and the federal government are unlikely to be taking the kind of immediate and effective actions needed to adequately limit greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, local action is our best and most promising option. In addition to taking measures in your own life on the path to zero energy living, advocating for reductions in GHG emissions by your local city or town is the most effective action individual citizens can take.

Here are some actions taken by people, like you, across the country, to move their city or town towards adopting ordinances committed to developing and implementing a Climate Action Plan, including getting the state or local building code on the path to zero, and ultimately reducing GHG emissions in their local communities to zero.