National Conversation on Climate Action

Earth Day 2009
April 22, 2009

Climate Change Conversation logoThe American Planning Association has partnered with ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability U.S.A., Inc. and others to support the National Conversation on Climate Action.

On Earth Day 2009 (April 22), hundreds of communities across the country will participate in the National Conversation on Climate Action. This unprecedented initiative will engage thousands of citizens in face-to-face discussions to drive substantive, solutions-oriented dialogues about climate action opportunities at the local level.

The National Conversation on Climate Action is a set of events, hosted by local governments across the country on Earth Day 2009, designed to inform and inspire local climate action throughout the participating communities.

Local governments everywhere are recognizing the need to engage their communities in their climate initiatives. The 2009 National Conversation will enable them to build broader, sustained citizen support for and involvement in local climate protection strategies.

The 2009 National Conversation reflects the burgeoning demand from local governments for support on community outreach and engagement. It will enable them to build broader, sustained citizen support for and involvement in local climate protection strategies.

The National Conversation is designed to:

  • Spark or reignite community engagement in their local government’s climate protection initiatives.
  • Identify specific ways in which every citizen, local business and other key stakeholders can support these initiatives.
  • Chart a course of action for setting and meeting climate protection goals.
  • Elevate the collective voices of local governments and their communities in national and international climate action dialogue

To learn more and to join the conversation, visit www.climateconversation.org/index.php?id=9270