Help green your town.

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Get involved in your town's environmental planning. Attending city council meetings is a good start. Your first step should be to determine if your city has a comprehensive environmental policy that is embedded throughout city departments, as it is in Madison, Wisconsin. You can see an example of such a policy here. Should you find that your city doesn't, contact officials with a draft text, and write to your local newspaper urging that one be implemented. If you have the time, identify stakeholders in your community who might be enlisted for support, particularly if they would feel impacts from such a policy. The more community members you can ally with, the more likely your ideas will be acted upon.