Climate Action and Resilience Plan (CARP)

In September of 2021, the City of Gloucester was awarded $69,890 through the Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) Action Grant Program. Funding will go towards the creation of a Community Action and Resilience Plan (CARP), in collaboration with the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) and the City's Clean Energy Commission (CEC). The plan will help the community to identify the highest priority challenges and the most feasible solutions to put Gloucester on track to meet long-term energy, climate and resiliency goals.

Stay Engaged

Attend Clean Energy Commission Meetings

For the remainder of CARP planning process, the CEC will be providing oversight and guidance to the planning team. Find out about upcoming public meetings of the CEC on the City's website under Public Notices. You can also find recordings of past public meetings by visiting Past Remote Meetings.

Follow Us on Social Media 

Connect with Gloucester's Community Development and Planning work by following Innovate Gloucester's @InnovateGlosta Instagram, @InnovateGlosta Twitter, and Innovate Gloucester Facebook pages.

Meet Our Community Engagement Interns

As part of the MVP Action Grant, the City received funding to hire two local young people as CARP Community Engagement Interns. You might see them out-and-about promoting engagement with the CARP plan. They will also be working in the background, helping generate ideas, make connections, and reach stakeholders who don't traditionally engage in the City's planning efforts. 

Watch Past CARP Community Workshop Recordings 

The Survey Has Closed  

The Survey has closed. Thank you for your interest, we welcome you to participate in the above ways. You can also submit comments or ideas via email to gwilkens@gloucester-ma.gov

Take Action Today

Gloucester's 100% Local Green Option

Consider switching to Gloucester's 100% Local Green option for your energy needs. Find out more: gloucester-cea.com

Participate in Free and Discounted Energy Efficiency Programs

Explore free and discounted energy efficiency programs. Find out more: masssave.com/gloucester or call (351) 529-6372

Find Out if Solar is Right for Your Household 

Find resources to finance and install home solar here:  https://goclean.masscec.com/clean-energy-solutions/solar-electricity/

Find Public Transit Near You

Plan your trip here: canntran.com

Learn About the City's Trash and Recycling Program 

For a complete guide go to: https://gloucester-ma.gov/308/Trash-Recycling

Get Recycling Assistance for Your Business 

RecyclingWorks in Massachusetts is a recycling assistance program funded by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection and delivered under contract by the Center for EcoTechnology that helps businesses and institutions reduce waste and maximize recycling, reuse, and food recovery opportunities. Find out more here: recyclingworksma.com 

Explore Other Resources 

Energy Star 

National Grid

Home Energy Saver 

Energy Tax Incentives

Mass Energy Consumers Alliance