Local experiences fuel local action. Together they can build national and global vision. Learn what’s happening where the project is now—and in other partner cities—and how you can shape it.

Act Locally

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Sense Your Place

Where did you first notice a change or problem in your environment? Which sense told you?

Design Your Green New Deal

This national vision for tackling both inequality and climate change is shaped by people voicing local priorities. What would address both issues best where you live?

Act Locally

Newark, NJ (Building Resistance)

10% of Newark homes have nearly twice the federal allowance for lead in water. Should Newarkers hold the city accountable for information about the water quality?

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Yes
No

Indianapolis, IN

Are Indianapolis’ waterways clean enough for you to use as you wish?

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Yes
No

Albany, NY

“Do you support closing the gas fired Sheridan Avenue Steam Plant and instead, heating, cooling, and powering the Empire State Plaza with 100% renewable energy?”

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Yes
No

Newark, NJ (Building Resistance)

79%
21%

Indianapolis, IN

33%
67%

Albany, NY

94%
6%

All Local Issues

Newark, NJ (Building Resistance)

10% of Newark homes have nearly twice the federal allowance for lead in water. Should Newarkers hold the city accountable for information about the water quality?

Yes: 79%
No: 21%
Indianapolis, IN

Are Indianapolis’ waterways clean enough for you to use as you wish?

Yes: 33%
No: 67%
Albany, NY

“Do you support closing the gas fired Sheridan Avenue Steam Plant and instead, heating, cooling, and powering the Empire State Plaza with 100% renewable energy?”

Yes: 94%
No: 6%

Sense Your Place

Milwaukee, WI

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Milwaukee, WI
air pollution from Advanced Chemicals

Ringwood, NJ

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Newark, NJ (Building Resistance)

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Newark, NJ (Building Resistance)
Water damage and mold in our school building!

Indianapolis, IN

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Indianapolis, IN
yucky tastes
Indianapolis, IN
I saw a lot of trash on the ground.
Indianapolis, IN
Plastic waste :( *broken heart*
Indianapolis, IN
Smells like for real doo doo on any given day.
Indianapolis, IN
Always flooding with heavy rain.
Indianapolis, IN
Tons of litter everywhere
Indianapolis, IN
I saw trees being eliminated on Mass ave during many construction projects. MANY trees still have not been replaced. We need trees in order to offset city pollution!
Indianapolis, IN
It smells like for real doo doo on any given day.
Indianapolis, IN
I saw less and less green space on the far Eastside as more corporate-owned businesses popped up. Local grocery stores closing creates more food desserts. Less access to affordable housing.
Indianapolis, IN
Stop chopping down the trees! Start to plant more trees.
Indianapolis, IN
Very gray
Indianapolis, IN
Saw a dead dog
Indianapolis, IN
Hit a pot hole!!
Indianapolis, IN
Environmentalist are the problem.
Indianapolis, IN
Cigarette smoke
Indianapolis, IN
Abandoned buildings/homes.
Indianapolis, IN
Not enough jobs. Too hard to get a job.
Indianapolis, IN
More homeless people.
Indianapolis, IN
No more smells of pollution, oil, or any sort of toxin. We should save our environment. #EarthMatters *heart emoji*
Indianapolis, IN
Highway noise from I-65
Indianapolis, IN
Trash everywhere! *sad face*
Indianapolis, IN
Kids dying. *sad face* We need a change
Indianapolis, IN
Someone dead
Indianapolis, IN
Dead body
Indianapolis, IN
Always flooding with heavy rain
Indianapolis, IN
Smells like poop after a hard rain!
Indianapolis, IN
Three carrots BRUH *heart eyes*

The Bahamas

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The Bahamas
too much garlic

Albany, NY

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Albany, NY
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Albany, NY
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Albany, NY
Displacement of 1000s
Albany, NY
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Albany, NY
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Albany, NY
PCBs

New Orleans, LA

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Chicago, IL

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Twin Cities, Minnesota

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Springfield, MA

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New Brunswick, NJ

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New Brunswick, NJ
Saw something

Providence, RI (Pageacoag)

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Design Your Green New Deal

Choose your location Newark, NJ (Building Resistance)

This national vision for tackling both in- equality and climate change is shaped by people voicing local priorities. What would address both issues best where you live?

Select 3 aspects

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  1. 1. Clean air & water for all
  2. 2. Healthy & affordable food for all
  3. 3. Good jobs for all
  4. 4. Affordable housing for all
  5. 5. Public transportation for all
  6. 6. Healthcare for all
  7. 7. Disaster prevention & preparation
  8. 8. Democracy & community oversight

Results

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You said

  1. 1. Clean air & water for all
  2. 3. Good jobs for all
  3. 4. Affordable housing for all
  1. 4. Affordable housing for all
  2. 1. Clean air & water for all
  3. 6. Healthcare for all
  1. 1. Clean air & water for all
  2. 2. Healthy & affordable food for all
  3. 3. Good jobs for all
  1. 1. Clean air & water for all
  2. 6. Healthcare for all
  3. 2. Healthy & affordable food for all
  1. 1. Clean air & water for all
  2. 2. Healthy & affordable food for all
  3. 6. Healthcare for all
  1. 3. Good jobs for all
  2. 4. Affordable housing for all
  3. 5. Public transportation for all
  1. 3. Good jobs for all
  2. 4. Affordable housing for all
  3. 6. Healthcare for all
  1. 4. Affordable housing for all
  2. 6. Healthcare for all
  3. 1. Clean air & water for all
  1. 1. Clean air & water for all
  2. 2. Healthy & affordable food for all
  3. 4. Affordable housing for all
  1. 3. Good jobs for all
  2. 6. Healthcare for all
  3. 4. Affordable housing for all