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Sustainable Action Plans
Action Plan Design: Goals and Objectives - Recommendations - Indicators and Linkages
There are a number of tools available for the "How Do We Get There" step in the Green Communities process. Action Plans are the key to bridging the gap between the vision and implementation. Each Action Plan aims to make the Community Vision a reality.
Refer to U.S. State & Local Gateway for easy access to federal information.
The Action Plans we have designed here provide ideas and guidance to communities. Each action plan includes topics which may relate to your own community issues. Use them as examples and modify these plans to better respond to your community's vision. However, each action plan should include the components of: goals and objectives; and recommendations for action planning. We've included a set of indicators and linkages for each of our example Action Plans. And, again, community involvement is crucial. Some tips for encouraging community participation are suggested.
You are well on your way to realizing your Vision! Click on the following topic areas for examples and ideas on planning for your sustainable future.
Sample Action Plans
- Environmental Stewardship Action Plan
- Land Use Action Plan
- Community Heritage Action Plan
- Civic Participation Action Plan
- Pollution Prevention and Recycling Action Plan
- Transportation Action Plan
- Public Facilities Action Plan
- Energy Conservation Action Plan
- Human Health and Environmental Health Action Plan
- Natural Disaster Action Plan
- Climate Change Action Plan
Financial Tools Click here for Financial tools and alternative approaches for funding Green Communities' activities.