ICLEI Members Take Big Strides in Local Climate Action

ICLEI is proud to announce the next wave of members taking action and creating healthier, vibrant and more resilient communities. With the 5 Milestones process as their guide and tremendous local support, ICLEI members are measuring, reducing their greenhouse gas emissions and monitoring their progress at an even faster rate.

ClearPath is leading the way as the online platform for local governments to calculate, forecast, plan and monitor their municipal and community scale greenhouse gas emissions. 8 ICLEI members had entered their community baseline inventory and re-inventory data and have reduced an estimated 4 million MTCO2e which is equivalent to taking 820,000 cars off the road or shutting down 1 coal fired power plant. Now that is collective local action! Imagine what the impact would be if 80 or 800 local governments get their data into ClearPath.

Milestone Awards

ICLEI Members across the US are moving fast through the 5 Milestones of Climate Mitigation:

Moscow, IDMilestones 1 & 2 for its 2013 Municipal baseline inventory and forecast

Town of Ithaca, NYMilestones 1 – 3 for LGO Energy Action PlanMilestone 1 & 2 for Community Inventory and Forecast

Beaverton, ORMilestones 1 – 4 for Sustainable Beaverton Strategy of Municipal Operations

Aspen, CO – Milestone 5 for Reporting and Verifying its Community Scale Emissions with a 6% reduction since baseline

Wellesley, MA – Milestones 1 – 3 – Sustainable Energy Plan to reduce community emissions by 10% by 2013

Bridgeport, CT – Milestones 1 – 4 for BGreen 2020 and its 2013 Progress Report

Tompkins County, NY – Milestones 1 – 3 for Tompkins County 2020 Energy Strategy


Member Initiatives

Chicago, IL is the 1st US City with a 100% Electric Refuse truck

Cleveland, OH released its Sustainable Cleveland 2019 Report and successfully held the second Sustainable Cleveland 2014 Summit last month to celebrate the successes in 2014 the Year of Zero Waste and prepare for 2015 the Year of Clean Water

Oakland, CA released Sustainable Oakland 2012/2013 Report and introduced a New Financing Tool for Clean Energy Projects: Oakland homeowners have a new resource to finance energy efficiency, water efficiency, and renewable energy projects on a homeowner’s property taxes at low cost.

Eugene, OR – Eugene City Council Passes Unique Climate Recovery Ordinance in July 2014. Eugene is currently on target to meet the Council goal of reducing community-wide fossil fuel use 50% by 2030.

ICLEI Members participating in the Georgetown University Energy Prize

About 40% of the 52 Communities who have been selected to advance to the quarterfinalist phase of the Georgetown University Energy prize are ICLEI members: Berkeley, CA, Chula Vista, CA, Davis, CA, Fremont, CA, Irvine, CA, Palo Alto, CA, San Mateo, CA, Aspen, CO, Fort Collins, CO, Winter Park, FL, Dubuque, IA, Urbana, IL, Cambridge, MA, Duluth, MN, Corvallis, OR, Arlington County, VA, Blacksburg, VA, Charlottesville, VA, Roanoke, VA, Madison, WI