The resources included here have been assembled to support climate activists everywhere. Some are educational, others are guides for taking action, and a searchable archive contains the “library” of articles and alerts published by our team. Collectively, the purpose is to support and connect activists in localities across the country so that we all can be more effective in advancing solutions to our climate crisis.

Getting Started Resources

Model Laws for Deep Decarbonization – a comprehensive database of pathways and resources to reduce fossil fuel use and greenhouse gas emissions; for local, state and federal governments, public utilities, and private entities. Published by the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law at Columbia University Law School.


Invitation to Sierra Club Chapters or Groups to Declare a Climate Emergency

Template Climate Emergency Resolution for Sierra Clubs Chapters and Groups

User Guide for Chapter or Group Climate Emergency Resolution

How to write a Climate Emergency Resolution (suitable for government jurisdictions).

Additional guidance on declaring a climate emergency and engaging in follow up activism.


Sierra Club policy on Climate Resilience, Carbon Dioxide Removal, and Geoengineering.

Sierra Club policy on Renewable Energy Siting.

Sierra Club policy on Energy Resources.

Toolbox of Local Climate Actions

The Toolbox is a compilation of actions taken by cities, counties, and regional governments to mitigate the deterioration of the Earth’s climate. Its purpose is to inspire activists, officials and staff in localities across the country to consider which ordinances, regulations, and other actions might prove feasible to adopt within their own jurisdictions.
Link to Toolbox Overview

The Climate Activist Newsletters and Action Alerts

The Climate Activist is a quarterly newsletter supporting local climate activists in their efforts to reduce climate warming emissions and increase carbon sequestration. It also features actions taken by climate activists across the country who are making the transformational changes needed to restore a safe and stable climate. Action Alerts are published in the months between newsletters and highlight national, community, and personal actions that are addressing the causes of our climate crisis.
Link to Archive


The Grassroots Network Climate Emergency Mobilization Team organizes webinars during which recognized experts, activist allies, and experienced volunteer leaders share information and resources that can be useful to climate activists everywhere. These webinar presentations, typically occurring 3 to 4 times per year, have been a regular part of our work to share resources with climate activists everywhere.
Link to Webinar Recordings and Resource Links

Climate Basics: Video Series

These videos are a resource for understanding climate change and the imperative of immediate and bold action to stabilize and restore a life-sustaining climate. They are designed to help climate activists develop an understanding of the problem, and answer such questions as:

  • What is happening to our climate?
  • Why is it happening?
  • What are the most impactful local actions that respond to our climate crisis?

Link to Climate Basics page

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