Non-Partisan Citizen Empowerment is Working

Guest post from Joseph Robertson, Global Strategy Director, Citizen’s Climate Lobby Throughout the 21st century, cities are likely to be more and more the engines of design that determine how we live and whether our way of making a living in the world is sustainable. Every society everywhere grapples with questions of how much decision-making […]

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Visualizing City GHG Emissions Data, Part 5: Improving Resources with Data-Driven Insights

This Visualizing the Data series, written by ICLEI Technical Director Mike Steinhoff, gives life to the greenhouse-gas emissions reporting numbers pulled from ICLEI USA’s flagship ClearPath tool. Hundreds of U.S. cities have used ClearPath to initiate greenhouse gas emissions inventories — allowing for a science-based approach to inform decision making and climate action planning. Read […]

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Visualizing City GHG Emissions Data, Part 4: Imagining Many Futures

This Visualizing the Data series, written by ICLEI Technical Director Mike Steinhoff, gives life to the greenhouse-gas emissions reporting numbers pulled from ICLEI USA’s flagship ClearPath tool. Hundreds of U.S. cities have used ClearPath to initiate greenhouse gas emissions inventories — allowing for a science-based approach to inform decision making and climate action planning. Read […]

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Visualizing City GHG Emissions Data, Part 3: City Planning Horizons

  This Visualizing the Data series, written by ICLEI Technical Director Mike Steinhoff, gives life to the greenhouse-gas emissions reporting numbers pulled from ICLEI USA’s flagship ClearPath tool. Hundreds of U.S. cities have used ClearPath to initiate greenhouse gas emissions inventories — allowing for a science-based approach to inform decision making and climate action planning. […]

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City of Fort Collins Leads on Cross-Departmental and City-Citizen Sustainability Learning with its One Planet Program

In many cities, economic and environmental sustainability is the purview of a single department, be it Parks and Recreation, Planning or, if the city is fortunate and funded enough to have one, a standalone Sustainability Office. Often, the concepts of sustainability stay cloistered away in this single department while the others carry on with business […]

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Visualizing City GHG Emissions Data, Part 2: Taking Stock of City GHG Inventories

This Visualizing the Data series, written by ICLEI Technical Director Mike Steinhoff, gives life to the greenhouse-gas emissions reporting numbers pulled from ICLEI USA’s flagship ClearPath tool. Hundreds of U.S. cities have used ClearPath to initiate greenhouse gas emissions inventories — allowing for a science-based approach to inform decision making and climate action planning. Read […]

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Visualizing City GHG Emissions Data, Part 1: Putting the Protocols Into Perspective

This Visualizing the Data series, written by ICLEI Technical Director Mike Steinhoff, gives life to the greenhouse-gas emissions reporting numbers pulled from ICLEI USA’s flagship ClearPath tool. Hundreds of U.S. cities have used ClearPath to initiate greenhouse gas emissions inventories — allowing for a science-based approach to inform decision making and climate action planning. Read […]

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Climate Adaptation and Community Resilience Work at ICLEI USA

Communities across the U.S. already are facing challenges associated with the impacts of climate change. Extreme weather events, impacts on health and vulnerable communities, and adverse effects to infrastructure and economies strain the social fabric. Since 1997, ICLEI has understood the risks facing communities but also the steps toward resilience, providing technical assistance to cities, […]

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Change the Pallet: Procurement Specs Reduce Emissions

GUEST BLOG by Adam Pener and Roger Ballentine More so than ever, cities are taking the lead in adopting sustainable innovations that reduce climate impact, save money, and better the lives of their citizens. Cities were early adopters of clean energy, high efficiency lighting and other measures that are now mainstream. While perhaps less sexy than […]

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