Make an Impact

Climate change is arguably the most critical sustainability issue of our time. Its effects are being felt around the corner and around the world. Solving the climate change challenge will require action on all fronts and at all levels from businesses, governments, and individuals.

For over ten years, C2ES has served as a leading voice for sensible action to address the challenges of climate change and energy use.   While most of the work at C2ES has traditionally focused on providing research and solutions for business and policy leaders, it has become increasingly clear that Individual choices about energy use are an important part of the solution.

In response, the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions has partnered with companies like Alcoa, Entergy and Bank of America to provide the tools to help each of us take action - in our homes and in our communities –to reduce our energy use and live more sustainably through the Make an Impact program. With every step we take to become more energy efficient, we are saving money for ourselves and helping the environment in the process.

Working together with policy makers and business leaders we can solve the climate change challenge.

Because individually we can make a difference. But together we can Make an Impact.


Growing concern around the environmental impacts of climate change and rising energy costs has prompted many individuals to question what they can do to take action.

In response, the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions has partnered with member companies Alcoa, Entergy, and Bank of America on Make an Impact - a unique community focused project aimed at raising awareness and mobilizing action on climate change in communities throughout the United States.

Make an Impact will provide the tools and resources for individuals, their families and local community to understand and manage their individual greenhouse footprint.

The program features:

  • Dynamic website with tips, tools and resources on how to reduce energy bills and live more sustainably;
  • Custom-built carbon calculator featuring best practice individual carbon ‘footprint’ analysis and personalized action planning;
  • Comprehensive outreach program of educational workshops and hands-on activities to support local action and encourage sustainable change.

Our Partners

  • Alcoa Foundation, founding partner, 2008
  • Entergy Corporation, 2009
  • Bank of America, 2010

Our Websites