The report shares the science of climate change, how science can be used in community decision-making, and the range of response options – drawing on specific communities as examples of different approaches.
These stories – involving local governments, nonprofits, businesses and the public – demonstrate a range of climate responses at the community level, and present solutions and approaches that could be adapted for other communities.
How You Respond
Working together, we can reduce the risks current and future generations face and make our communities healthier, safer and more equitable places to live.
On the Banks of the Mississippi, Clean Energy Rises in the Heartland
A recent push by city and religious leaders, along with new technical and scientific funding support from foundations, is bringing sustainability and environmental justice programs and policies that are moving St. Louis in a new direction.Learn More
Mississippi Heat: How Jackson Is Planning for a Dangerously Hot Future
2°C Mississippi, a Jackson-based climate change organization, is collaborating with city leaders, community members and other partners to pinpoint high-priority areas for new cooling centers and other heat mitigation and response measures.Learn More
Residents of North Charleston Address Environmental Racism and Prepare for Future Challenges
The LowCountry Alliance for Model Communities builds healthy families by addressing four cornerstone issues — economic development, affordable housing, education and environmental justice — for seven underserved communities in the North Charleston area.Learn More