Action Plans & Resolutions

This brand-new page is to help people share their quarterly or yearly climate actions: as 1) examples to help motivate others, and 2) to shout out to the world – “I’m going to take these actions and publishing them here is going to force me to keep them up!”

Well, hopefully, anyway.

The goal of this page is to provide an action item template, and then get and organize a bunch of action plans uploaded, with the opportunity for folks to encourage and gently comment on the plans. Upon request, I can also perhaps ping people monthly to see ‘How are you doing there?’

I’ll be building up this page over the year 2019, so let’s get started! Here is an example of a quarterly action plan I did last year for a Climate Action Course I took.

(Click link below for full document.)

I have been writing articles about my NY Climate Resolutions now for three years, and they can be quite effective.

But Action Plans kindof take it to the next level. Resolutions are generally just a simple statement, though it helps if they are S.M.A.R.T. (specific, measurable…). Action plans, however, are designed to quantify your success, and to present a significant deadline against which to measure your success as well. They are often written so others can view them and comment on them, as well. They’re not hard – it’s best to keep them to one-page of doable actions, but it’s a better way to check your progress.

Our Climate Steps Facebook group also discussed one, and we are now putting together a one-page summary of that plan.

PLEASE SHARE YOURS WITH US! Just send it to with a statement that you are ready to share it with any and all (i.e., make it public domain or CC-attribution, and I will upload it. Still figuring out how to do private/public feedback, but will get there.


Here’s one modified template, and I will build more. But don’t let that stop you!

Previous Action Plans and Resolutions (2019 on…)