APA’s Sustainable Communities Division (SCD) launched a Sustainability Champion’s program in September 2014 to accelerate integration of sustainability in state APA chapter level activities throughout the United States. This group has been tasked with extending SCD’s outreach and message on climate action by engaging their respective states and fostering regional dialogue and collaboration. The Climate Champions are also tasked with engaging directly with their state APA chapters to foster increased collaboration between the national APA and the state chapters. The Climate Champions are an integral part of a national sustainability network focused on the following:
Facilitating cross-regional collaboration for climate action and sustainability
Building capacity in their respective states and local chapters in association with SCD leadership and other Champions
Being a local and regional resource for planners and allied professionals
Focusing on empowering planners to advance climate action to create sustainable, resilient, and equitable communities
Marilyn Hall, AICP is Georgia’s Climate Champion. Please reach out to her to share your climate and sustainability news and to get involved.