The MT2030 Solutions Project

“If we can build capacity in every mountain community,
we can build a movement against climate change”


The Mountain Towns 2030 Solutions Project (MTSP) is a collaborative cohort-based program that provides communities with real-world expertise and opportunities to collaborate with peers; equipping every participant with an impactful pathway to carbon neutrality. 

MTSP is designed to build capacity in every community, large and small. By working together, sharing ideas, data, and best practices, every participant will have the opportunity to learn from experts and colleagues and accelerate our collective progress on climate.

The Solutions Project Is Designed To:

  • Facilitate collaboration to help the participating communities overcome their shared challenges and accelerate their climate action planning. Each week, you’ll have the chance to share insights, ask questions and learn from each others’ experiences and specialist advice in real-time.
  • Connect communities with actionable tools, data, and valuable resources to achieve their ambitious climate goals quicker and more efficiently. Create a toolbox of peer actions, projects, and progress that will make an immediate impact.
  • Build capacity in communities that need additional resources
  • Take the discussion from the intangible to meaningful impact and benefits
  • Build working relationships and establish a network for mountain community colleagues to draw from
  • Facilitate continued collaboration & networking outside of the cohorts

Program Framework:

  • Participating communities join a series of seven monthly collaborative work sessions where you will work directly with peers and experts to create an actionable plan that illuminates a pathway for climate action.
  • Each convening gives communities the opportunity to collaborate with colleagues, discuss ideas and best practices, and hear from topical experts, gaining a deeper knowledge of specific climate planning challenges and solutions.
  • The conversation will be supported by an online community platform enabling participants to connect and continue conversations with colleagues as-needed.

Key Benefits:

  • Provides the critical knowledge frameworks, planning tools, implementation resources, and best-in-field practices for each session
  • A framework for communities to accelerate the deployment of these solutions
  • Access to a private online forum to continually share ideas and best practices and collaborate with colleagues as-needed
  • Participants will join a cohort of communities actively developing similar initiatives.

2023 Session Topics

February: Welcome & discussion: Making your carbon footprint a useful tool.
March: Buildings + Electrification
April: Clean energy in mountain communities
May: Transportation
June: Zero waste
July: Natural climate solutions
August: Deployment/Building A Framework for Transformative Action


January – July 2023

Our goal is to make the Solutions Project as inclusive and accessible to every community as possible. We suggest a $2,500 tuition however, we will leave it up to individual communities to contribute as their budget allows.

Interested in participating in the 2023 Session? Let Us Know.

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The Mountain Towns 2030 Solutions Project Is Generously Supported By:

2021 MT2030 Solutions Project Participants