Back in 2009, GreenCityBlueLake (GCBL) surveyed Northeast Ohio communities to find out what they’ve been doing to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to try to uncover the most common barriers to action.
Not surprisingly, many cities reported that having more information available, for both city officials and residents, would be one of the best ways to inspire more action. In fact, 28% of surveyed communities reported that more information about reducing emissions for city officials would be most helpful, and another 26% reported that more information for the public would be most helpful.
Due to this high demand for information, GCBL assembled this Climate Toolkit for Local Communities to guide you through the process of addressing climate change in your community and government operations. Since every community is different, it is meant to serve as a guide, not a step-by-step “how-to” manual.
Inside you'll find sections on how to act for climate and tackle real reform in Transportation, Buildings, Energy, Waste reduction, Community engagement, Land use, and also Adaptation strategies, advocacy, funding opportunities and more.
The newly formatted Toolkit is just as relevant (perhaps more so) as local communities and governments search for answers on how to meet the challenges of climate change mitigation and adaptation in 2014.