Selected Accomplishments

Our Story

The Cape Cod Climate Change Collaborative is an all-volunteer nonprofit group of concerned citizens, energy professionals, faith community leaders, youth activists, planners, elected officials and more who have come together to support the mission to “reach net zero—or carbon neutrality—on Cape Cod & the Islands of Massachusetts by enhancing communication, collaboration and activism among organizations, programs and individuals committed to mitigating the climate crisis.” We share information, support initiatives, promote best practices, and pool resources to further this mission.

Since the Climate Collaborative’s launch in late 2016 through today, we’ve grown from a small group of environmental organizations to a nonprofit with more than 2500 stakeholders representing diverse sectors, age groups, professions, faith groups, and educational backgrounds. We are enormously grateful to our volunteers, sponsors, donors, and granting organizations who’ve enabled this growth and collaborate—the operative word—with one another and with us to advance the mission.

Selected Accomplishments

Some of our work is highlighted below, and we are justly proud of these accomplishments, impressive for any organization, but even more given that all work has been performed by unpaid volunteers. That so many passionate and committed individuals, businesses and organizations have joined the Climate Collaborative and are willing to devote time, resources, and talents to collaborate in helping forge a path forward to a carbon-free world for the Cape & Islands is, indeed, remarkable.

As we anticipate the coming year, we see possibilities and reasons for optimism everywhere we look and opportunities for each of us to contribute skills, talent, and energy to the cause. If you’d like to learn more about how to be part of this effort, please visit us at capecodclimate.org.

Convened a leadership team of board and advisory council members representing diverse voices and a powerful cross section of leaders from business, environmental, energy, housing, transportation, nonprofit, faith, planning, activist, youth, and many other communities

Fostered development of the Faith Communities Environmental Network, a vibrant consortium of more than 45 faith institutions across the Cape & Islands that promotes climate action, education, and environmental justice

Established the Cape Cod Climate Action Network—a chapter of the Massachusetts Climate Action Network—to foster and support development of independent climate action networks (CANs) across Cape Cod

Helped establish and support emerging, autonomous, and town-focused Climate Action Networks (CANs) in communities across the Cape

As the Climate Collaborative anticipates the next year, we see possibilities and reasons for optimism everywhere. And each of us has an important role to play – and a responsibility to do our part. If you’d like to be part of the effort, visit our website, sign up for our newsletter, fill out our volunteer form, or just reach out at capecodclimate@gmail.com!

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