A journey of a thousand miles
begins with a single step -- or two.

Without the right tools, it's difficult to get things done.

There are 18 tools in the Climate Action Toolkit. Just select a couple to get started.

You don't need to hit a homerun. You'll feel great if you can hit a couple of singles.

Action Step #1

  • What will I do?
  • By when?
  • Who or what can help me?

Action Step #2

  • What will I do?
  • By when?
  • Who or what can help me?




Select 1-2 areas you would like to focus on -- and think through the Action Step questions.

The details below can provide some guidance.

There are even more potential action steps listed on the "Action Steps" tab.

Click here for a downloadable Climate Action Toolkit.

Electric vehicles webinar

  • Benefits and Challenges to Purchasing an Electric Vehicle. 
  • How Ann Arbor is Changing to Accomodate Electric Vehicles.
  • Roundtable on Advice from Electric Vehicle Owners

Heating and cooling webinar

  • Status of Conversion to Renewable Source Electrical Generation from Fossil Fuels in Michigan. 
  • Perspectives from Residential Owner of Alternative Heating/Cooling.

Residential solar energy webinar

  • The Costs and Benefits of Installing Solar in Your Home; Steps Involved. 
  • Incentives and Infrastructure for Solar in Ann Arbor. 
  • Solar System Options; How Solar Systems Work. 
  • Homeowner Perspective. 

Congregation and commercial



Invest in companies developing green technologies.

Put your money where your values are - buy local, buy green, donate to your favorite climate groups.

It can be difficult to do climate advocacy on your own. These organizations can help you to take meaningful action. (See brief descriptions on the Organizations tab).

Contact your government representatives regularly (city, county, state, federal-- keep a checklist).

Amplify your efforts by joining or donating to any of the many excellent advocacy and justice groups in the Ann Arbor area and beyond.

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