About Us

Local Residents Seeking to Meet the Paris Accords

Who is CALM? We are local residents volunteering to inspire our leaders, neighbors, businesses and institutions to take actions to a healthier, more sustainable and more equitable Lower Merion which meets or exceeds the Paris Accords. We are building a community of people who are on a journey towards a more sustainable life. We share our knowledge and experiences in a neighborly and collaborative manner. We offer training, an informative website and opportunities to get involved in local policy discussions.

We support:

  • Open and inclusive dialogue among government, residents, public institutions and businesses so we can all achieve this change together

  • Committment to community-wide adoption transitioning of the entire Lower Merion electric supply to clean renewable electricity by 2035, and all other energy usage to clean renewable energy by 2045.

  • Adoption of a Lower Merion Energy Transition Plan with concrete, measurable goals and timeframes.

  • Broader sustainability planning to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050 for the entire township.

  • Building a local resiliency plan to address the impacts of global warming.

  • Community education efforts to help residents and businesses transition to clean energy and to learn to be sustainable in their personal actions and choices.

  • Being positive and supportive in order to make the essential changes which can save our planet for future generations.

  • Working collaboratively with other organizations, the township of Lower Merion, the Lower Merion School District, independent and private schools, businesses, religious institutions and non-profits.

  • Creating ongoing public education and advocacy.


This is a grassroots, volunteer effort, not organized for profit. Our goal here is to help you, and others in our township, get started on a path to mitigating climate change, and live more sustainability. Or perhaps we can help you get started again after you have been stuck for some reason. We cannot possibly provide everything here, nor keep this site constantly up-to-date, but we'll do what we can. We welcome further ideas and involvement from members of our community. Contact us if you have suggestions or wish to help! Your involvement at whatever level can make a difference.