Here's the thing: there are not a lot of examples of low-cost, community action plans. There are many examples of municipal community action plans, which use community consultation to develop recommendations for municipal leadership, but there are very few examples online that demonstrate the above aspects of community organizing and planning.
Here are some examples:
- Sustainable Neighbourhood Retrofit Action Plans (SNAP): The Toronto Region Conservation Authority has a great program in place to help neighbourhoods develop projects that improve the environment and build community. The website profiles six local plans and their projects - an excellent collaboration between the authority, local municipalities, and the community.
- the Greater Sudbury community network: the City of Greater Sudbury maintains a web list of community groups and contact information
- the Harbord Village Green Plan: developed by the Harbord Village Residents Association, the plan shows opportunities for greening the neighbourhood and alleyways, including both resident and City actions.
- Green Bloc Neighbourhoods: more a neighbourhood project than a network, but a great looking project that would work well with a community network.
Clearly, it is still an emerging concept to think of community groups and community networks as active partners in climate action.
If you have other examples or case studies, please let us know!