Want to organize in your community to protect people from fossil fuels and take on climate change? You've come to the right place.
SAFE Cities is an international movement of communities that organize to pass local policies that phase out fossil fuels and fast track clean, more efficient energy solutions for all. We’re building a network of local groups organizing to get local elected officials to pass SAFE policies – like getting gas out of buildings, protecting communities from new or expanded fossil fuel infrastructure, and more.
Joining the SAFE Cities organizer community means getting the support, network, and tools to help keep your community safe from fossil fuels. We’ll share campaign playbooks, provide online trainings and access to a suite of cutting-edge digital organizing tools to help build a powerful, unstoppable movement.
- Welcome to SAFE Organizing Toolkit
- How to talk to elected officials
- Toolkit for B.C. residents: how to advocate for low carbon buildings in your community
- Repository of passed and in progress policies that limit fossil fuels. Just search for a location or type of policy and then click on a result to bring you to page summarizing what that community has done and links to the policies they’ve worked on.
- Legal studies and jurisdictional overviews
- How zoning laws can be used to limit fossil fuel infrastructure in Washington state (Cascadia Law Group)
- Municipal authority to stop fossil fuel expansion in New York state (Pace Energy and Climate Center)
- Jurisdictional authority and constraints for local government to engage in fossil fuel bans and electrification in Canada (Tawaw Strategies)
Learn how real activists won tangible victories over the fossil fuel industry in their own communities.
The place that started it all – how Whatcom County defeated the fossil fuel industry’s mega expansion plans
Baltimore residents come together to defeat a stop deadly oil train proposals – permanently
King County builds a robust movement to win a fossil-free future
Tacomans and the Puyallup Tribe rally together for a safer community
South Portland defeats the tar sands industry and the American Petroleum Institute