We are students and retirees and everything in between, volunteer members of the Sierra Club’s Grassroots Network Climate Emergency Mobilization Team, who recognize that talking of “climate change” is no longer a sufficient response to the precarious state of the Earth, the only home we and succeeding generations will ever know.
We have faced the fact that the Earth’s climate is destabilizing, and as residents of the United States, the biggest historic contributor of climate pollutants, we understand our special responsibility to take action. We believe that action to cool the planet remains possible. And we believe that local action is critical and can simultaneously help build a movement for regional, state, and national climate action.
We believe that bold action must be driven locally and must enhance environmental justice. Our prime mission is to mobilize, empower, and continuously network with local activists to build a movement that supports comprehensive, immediate, and sustained actions to mitigate climate disruption. These actions must reduce emissions of climate pollutants and/or sequester atmospheric carbon. This growing movement will create the systemic changes demanded by our climate emergency.
The toolbox is a compilation of actions taken by cities, counties, and regional governments to mitigate the deterioration of the Earth’s climate. Its purpose is to inspire activists, officials and staff in localities across the country to consider which ordinances, regulations, and other actions might prove feasible to adopt within their own jurisdictions. Read more