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ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability: #3 High Impact Nonprofit in the Bay Area for Climate Change

September 29th, 2010 by Erinn Andrews Leave a reply »

There’s so much variety in the top climate change nonprofits experts picked. ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability came in at #3 and has a particularly unique angle: they work with local governments to help them reach their sustainability goals.

Here’s a little bit more about ICLEI (for example, what does “ICLEI” stand for?) and its founding story:

ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability is an international association of local governments as well as national and regional local government organizations who have made a commitment to sustainable development.

ICLEI provides technical consulting, training, and information services to build capacity, share knowledge, and support local government in the implementation of sustainable development at the local level. Their basic premise is that locally designed initiatives can provide an effective and cost-efficient way to achieve local, national, and global sustainability objectives.

ICLEI was founded in 1990 as the ‘International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives’. The Council was established when more than 200 local governments from 43 countries convened at our inaugural conference, the World Congress of Local Governments for a Sustainable Future, at the United Nations in New York.

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As you can tell, there are a lot of ways to affect change and make a difference in climate change. ICLEI is taking one unique, but necessary approach by supporting local governments and empowering them with the tools they need to make the biggest impact.

Read more reviews from climate change experts here to learn more about the great work ICLEI is doing.


  1. Gilma Dolsen says:

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  2. Josiah Buri says:

    Thank you for your kind words.
    Once you are approved, the system will be updated and a card will be issued.

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