Support equitable, resilient communities in Give MN Month! We’re inviting you to join us today in making a gift to support Resilient Cities and Communities – a grassroots network supporting citizen volunteers and teams in 50 MN cities to work together to implement high impact climate actions. During the important U.N. Climate Summit you can make a make a one-time gift or monthly sustaining gift to RCC at rccmn.co/donate/ or https://www.givemn.org/organization/Resilientcitiesandcommunities
- Our Shared Challenge – As leaders gather at the U.N. Climate Conference, we are reminded (NYT Oct) that nations are failing to meet their climate commitments and severe disruption would be hard to avoid on our current path.
Our New Opportunities – to support Minnesota cities to achieve their climate goals on time
- Newly elected city and county leaders are eager to get to work
- The Minnesota House, Senate and Governor are newly aligned to advance climate solutions in 2023
- New federal IIJA funding and IRA tax credits can help fund local climate action in the near term
- Solar and wind are cheaper than coal and gas! Heat pumps, batteries & E.V.s are on the rise
Help raise $10,000 in December!
With your support Resilient Cities and Communities will make the most of these opportunities in 2023 by:
- Mentoring new city leaders and cities that are new to climate action on effective actions they can take
- Connecting citizen & city leaders with legislative leaders to strengthen building codes, fund transit & E.V.s, expand access to weatherization & pass zero waste/ extended producer responsibility policies
- Reaching and supporting more cities in taking action to expand access to solar, home weatherization, heat pumps, EVs and transit, urban forestry, safe bike routes, walkable communities, and clean air
- Empowering motivated teams from 25 cities in Anoka, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, and Washington counties to develop and implement 3-year climate action work plans to meet 2030 climate goals
- Ensuring that BIPOC residents and neighborhoods experiencing air pollution can partner effectively with their city & county to clean up the air and reduce harmful long-term health-effects
- De-complicating new federal infrastructure funding and tax credits and convening cities and counties to team up to access and wisely invest these funds to advance equitable, local climate solutions