Climate Action Planning

This page has all of the resources you need to build a successful Climate Action Plan!

Explore this page for inspiration, a step-by-step guide, a planner, and other helpful resources.

What's a Climate Action Plan?

A Climate Action Plan (CAP) is a project to address climate change in your own community. A CAP can be anything: a beach cleanup, a movement to advocate for legislation, a petition for Meatless Mondays, an education program for elementary school students, or a plan to reduce plastic waste at your school. We youth hold tremendous power in advocating for climate change solutions -- let's use it!

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Steps

To build a successful Climate Action Plan! Click 'Read More' on each step for ideas, resources, and more!

STEP 1: BRAINSTORM

What could be improved at your school or in your community?

STEP 2:

DEVELOP A

PROJECT IDEA

Develop a project idea from the brainstorm session.  What topic areas will this project cover?

STEP 3:

SET GOALS

Set up 3-5 goals for this project that are specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and time-bound.

STEP 4:

PEOPLE

Who will make this project happen? Identify these people by name.

STEP 5:

ACTION STEPS

What steps do we need to achieve to accomplish our goals? Split up into short-term and long-term steps.

STEP 6:

RESOURCES

What resources do we need to accomplish our goals? (supplies, money, time, etc.)

STEP 7:

MEASURE YOUR SUCCESS

How will we measure our success? Who will monitor? What methods can we use?

STEP 8:

COMMUNICATION

 How can we spread the word about what we are accomplishing? 

Examples

 

Once you make progress with your CAP, you will have the chance for your project to be featured here!