Accelerate Neighborhood Climate Action Denver (ANCA) is an all-volunteer program dedicated to building climate resilient communities, neighborhood-by-neighborhood. The program originated in Denver, CO in 2015 alongside partner organizations: Capitol Hill United Neighborhoods, Metropolitan State University of Denver, UNL Department of Earth and Atmospheric Science, and The Institute of Cultural Affairs USA .
It has now expanded to Boulder, CO and Redlands, CA.
Through community education, neighborhood campaigns and action forums, small group projects, and support for city initiatives and policies, ANCA volunteers are working to address climate-related issues at the local level like conserving water, safeguarding against intense heat, strengthening food supplies, preparing for natural disasters, and more.
As Accelerate Neighborhood Climate Action in Redlands Founder Linda Hamilton said, this “is a crucial step toward effective community action.” Learn more about this locally-driven climate action program and how residents are taking action in their own neighborhoods at the link here.