Action Plans

Action Plans are very much plans – “I plan to do this in this manner.” By outlining the specifics, setting a timeline, and also sharing, you are more likely to meet your goals. Action plans are commonly used in strategic planning for programs and projects everywhere. It’s a step up from a New Year’s Resolution, meant for those wanting to do as much possible. They are very useful.

So, the goals of this page about Action Plans are to:

  1. Provide you an action item template that can be used for various types of action,
  2. Present “starter” action plans for different themes (coming)
  3. Provide a space where you can upload your plans so that folks can encourage and gently comment on them. Upon request, I can also perhaps ping people monthly to see ‘How are you doing there?’

I’ll be building up this page much more over the year 2020, so let’s get started! Here is an example of a quarterly action plan I did in 2018 year for a Climate Action Course I took.

(This is just an image – click link below for full document.)

Action plans are designed to quantify your plan and your desired success and to present a significant deadline. They are often written so others can view them and comment, especially a mentor. They’re not hard – it’s best to keep them to one to two pages of doable actions, but it’s a better way to check your progress. And at the end, it will help you see your impact. Because you can make significant impacts.

Our Climate Steps* Facebook group has been discussing some actions to go in ‘starter-kit’ plans. The first of which – Transportation – I have put below (link under image). (Boy, this template is old – need a new logo for one thing!)

I will build some more regarding Food/Food Waste, Social Actions, Water, and Plastic, but don’t let that stop you. Here’s a blank template if you want to create your own.

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 versus public feedback, but will get there.


Previous Action Plans and Resolutions (2019 on…)

*We have trademarked in our “state” of DC, and are beginning the federal trademark process. So I’m supposed to put “™” everywhere, but that looks weird and corporate. So here’s a footnote about it!