Clean Energy Transition Tools for Cities: Accountability Framework and Guide
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The Sierra Club brought together approximately 50 people from 6 cities across America so that we could combine our knowledge of Clean and Renewable Energy, organizing, activism, advocacy, environmentalism, and equity, in order to create tools that cities could use as they transition to using Clean and Renewable Energy.
Our focus was ACCOUNTABILITY. How can municipalities keep track of their progress? What factors are they tracking? How can they make sure that low-income and marginalized communities are prioritized in that process?
We spent 3 days in Coconut Grove hashing it out.
And this is what we've created.
The Framework is a template for tracking important data, setting milestones, and creating a system to hold themselves accountable.
The Guide offers in-depth advice on process.
I'll write more on this later, but I just wanted to make sure you have the tools available. Download the PDFs, check it out, and feel free to email me if you have questions.
REMEMBER -- this is another service that our nonprofit can provide for your community, corporation, or events: Facilitation.
We can help you clarify your objectives, co-create a process that works for you, and help your group to do your best thinking, ultimately synthesizing what comes up into something that everyone can agree on.
Yes, people need to take responsibility and engage in actions that reduce our energy demands. But the majority of the use and pollution comes from corporations and cities and nations -- the big players. So as much as we can do personally, we really need to engage the larger entities that have the power and resources available to effect positive, equitable, systemic and global change to heal the planet.