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Net Zero Process

ZERO to 101

Net Zero Process Guide

Set a Target and Make a Plan

The suggestions below are a sampling of best practices drawn from exemplar cities and towns, guidebooks, and MAPC’s experience working in the region. The steps below may not be linear and are dependent on the current stage of planning for each municipality. The process will likely look different from municipality to municipality due to governance structures, funding, staff capacity, and other resources.

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Recruit Support from Community

Pursue Commitment from City or Town

Gather Necessary Information to Create Net Zero Plan

Incorporate Holistic Planning

Image is of a blue electric cord with a plug circling behind a blue water drop with light green wind turbine blade inside of it. Text below the illustration is in light green and says, "Zero to 101".