The Strategic Energy Action Toolkit

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The Strategic Energy Action Toolkit is an open-source resource developed by the New England Grassroots Environment Fund and Vital Communities, in collaboration with the New Hampshire Local Energy Solutions Work Group and the New England Local Energy Network, with funding support from Jane’s Trust Foundation, NH Charitable Foundation, and Barr Foundation. The Toolkit is designed to help energy committees and groups find the right balance of strategy and action for maximum impact.

Ready to Replicate?

Interested in exploring how to use the Toolkit and launch a similar initiative in your community? Here are some resources that will get you started:

Online Toolkit: The full toolkit can be viewed online at 

Webinar on the Toolkit: This webinar provides an overview of the toolkit and how other committees and groups are using it.

Request a Training: If you'd like to participate in a training to learn more about the toolkit and how to use it, please contact Sarah Simonds.

NEGEF Funding

NEGEF’s Seed & Grow grant programs are available to help energy committees and groups implement local energy projects. Funds can be used to implement many of the "strategies" included in the Strategic Energy Action Toolkit such as for education and outreach materials for a local energy campaign or stipends for a local energy leader to coordinate a project.


Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or need some feedback on your project (ideas). We’re here to help and can connect you with other groups and resources!