Fiscally-Sponsored Projects

Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance

The Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance (CNCA) is a collaboration of leading global cities achieving carbon neutrality before 2050 - the most aggressive GHG reduction targets undertaken by any cities around the world. 

Green Cities California

Green Cities California (GCC) is a member-driven network of California leaders and innovators in local government who learn, share and adopt sustainable policies and practices. Committed to pursuing progressive action towards reducing greenhouse gasses, minimizing waste, and increasing equity and racial justice through sustainability practices, the collective actions of GCC members helps influence state and local policies, advance best practices, and create consensus positions throughout the State of California.

Southeast Sustainability Directors Network

The Southeast Sustainability Directors Network accelerates and scales implementation of local government sustainability best practices in a nine-state region in the Southeast (Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee). Members collaborate to solve problems, create innovative and equitable solutions, and influence decision makers.

Nature-Based Climate Initiatives

Nature-Based Climate Initiatives (NCI) —formerly the Urban Drawdown Initiative— was established to accelerate the development of carbon drawdown strategies that simultaneously improve the resilience, productivity, and equity-based community development of urban and rural areas. The current focus is on working with cities and other leading climate action organizations to build tools and systems enabling carbon management through urban forestry, organic “waste” management, local agriculture, bioenergy/biochar, and other green infrastructure. These strategies will enable cities to integrate both their globally focused climate mitigation (emissions reduction) strategies with their locally focused climate resilience strategies in ways that optimize the use of limited public resources. Actions now being developed will result in large-scale carbon drawdown into living systems (trees, soils, riparian and aquatic systems) that then deliver critical local ecosystems services such as urban heat island management, improved storm water management, enhanced local food production, improved air quality, and other community health and security benefits.