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.
The latest report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change underlines that the window of opportunity to limit global heating to 1.5°C is closing quickly– and cities are critical for helping humanity through the window if they act immediately and strategically.
State and municipal governments across the US are developing work plans and budgets to secure a slice of the $250 million allocated by the Inflation Reduction Act for climate action planning. We share five best practices from our time developing climate action plans with over 100 communities.
In this first installment of our “Living Solutions” series, which focuses on how SSGers are taking climate action in their personal lives, we focus on our Senior Consultant Maurya Braun’s home retrofit journey.
Municipalities across Canada are excited about leading creative projects to tackle the climate crisis. At the FCM Sustainable Communities Conference earlier this month, SSG had a chance to hear from them and discuss new developments in the climate action space.
It’s hard to stay hopeful in a world where the doomsday clock continues to tick ever closer to the annihilation point (!). Yet, as revolutionary cooperators from the DisCo (distributed cooperative) movement have aptly observed: “crisis is a killer, but also a muse.”*
Looking backward and forward With the start of the New Year we reflect on how we navigated the year past and what we have to look forward to in 2023. 2022 saw us creating new models, bringing on a host of new faces, and starting projects in new places (Chile! Argentina! Uruguay!). Two decades on, […]
You may have noticed that we sign off every SSG Newswire with “‘cooperatively yours”– but what does that mean and why? It’s a nod to how we’ve structured ourselves as a worker cooperative–owned and operated by our worker members—and how critical co-ops are to climate action. As organizations owned by the people they benefit, the […]
On November 3, 2022, the City of Edmonton released the first municipal carbon budget report in Canada. The report indicated that Edmonton is set to blow past its carbon budget of 176 million tonnes by 2037 and fall short of its target to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. Though this news is alarming, it’s promising […]
Mayor Don Mitchell on Canada’s first data-driven municipal climate adaptation plan and how he went from debunking climate action to becoming a climate action champion.