Imagine building a house without a plan. Or a bridge without a blueprint. Chances are, these projects wouldn’t turn out well.
The same can be said about building a future. If we don’t have a vision of a healthy, resilient community in mind, we won’t know how to plan for it.
So what does a healthy, sustainable, resilient community look like?
Create your own vision
What does your city, town or community look, feel and sound like? How do people get around, and where do they go? How do they spend their days, connect with each other and feel about the future?
Take time to envision the future of your community in as much detail as you can. It will be helpful to have this vision in mind when you’re ready to speak or write to your local representatives. (see our tips on working with your local government for more information)
You can share your vision with us too — your thoughts will help guide our advocacy work. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This resource is part of Your voice at the table: A guide to mobilizing local government climate action. Learn to work with your local government so you can build a healthy, sustainable, resilient future together.