How local governments can pull the emergency brake, and take climate action now

Priority Climate Action Plans (PCAP) empower governments to act while they plan, rather than waiting for a plan to act. How do we make sure we are acting smart, while acting fast?

Living Solutions: Carol’s Decarbonization Journey as a Renter

In our second installment of our “Living Solutions” series, which focuses on how SSGers are taking climate action in their personal lives, we focus on our US Business Development lead Carol Fraser’s decarbonization journey as a renter.

We’re Hiring: Join our Consulting Team!

SSG is seeking to hire two new workers to join our stellar project delivery team! Come join our 40-person worker co-operative to to carry out creative, challenging, and values-based work.

How a task force is helping Oregon build better

How do you build bi-partisan support to pass climate-related legislation? In Oregon, a cross-sector task force played a pivotal role in developing legislation to decarbonize buildings.

Lessons in rebuilding after a wildfire

When the entire town of Lytton, BC, burned down on June 30, 2021, the community decided to rebuild better. Their process offers lessons for other communities facing wildfire risks. 

SSG Wins Environmental Initiative of the Year Award

SSG was awarded the Environmental Initiative of the Year Award by Co–operatives and Mutuals Canada (CMC) for our work introducing carbon budgeting to municipalities in Canada.

How two American cities integrated federal funding into their climate action plans

SSG collaborated with Lakewood, Ohio and Ames, Iowa to identify the role of specific federal funds through detailed financial modeling. They are, to our knowledge, the first municipalities to account for federal funding from the Infrastructure Bill and Inflation Reduction Act in their climate action plans—setting them up to save hundreds of millions of dollars by taking climate action.

Land-use planning is climate planning

Land-use bylaws are one of the easiest mechanisms for municipalities to achieve low-carbon outcomes.

Webinar: Advancing Climate Action with Federal Funding

In this webinar, experts from C40 Cities and climate planning consultancy SSG provide guidance on applying for the grants. They also explain how to design an effective climate action plan to make you competitive for a slice of the $4.6-billion set aside for implementing climate actions through the CPRG program and the many other federal programs funded by the Inflation Reduction Act. 

Climate Action Planning Quickstart Guide for States & Metro Regions

SSG has published a Climate Action Planning Quickstart Guide to demystify the CPRG and provide guidance to US communities on how to develop a climate action plan.