You may have already done this from the first page of the Report Card form.
If you have not, then building strong relationships with an official or officials in your city government can help you get the information you need to complete the Climate Report Card, and help create allies within the city before you present your findings.
We suggest you start by working with someone in your city government to complete this questionnaire. The questionnaire is a PDF. You can download it and print it out, then use it for a meeting with a city official, or attach it to an email and send it to someone you've identified who can help you.
Download or print the questionnaire
Start first by searching online to see if your city has an environmental or sustainability department. If they do, you’ll want to meet with someone there. If not, you can call the city manager’s office or the main city line, using this phone script and ask them who to talk to.
Your phone script could go something like this:
“Hi, my name is ___________ and I am a leader with iMatter, a youth-led climate organization. As part of a campaign, we’re assessing [CITY]’s actions on issues that impact climate change, and I’m wondering if you can direct me to someone who can help me collect some data around environment and sustainability efforts in [CITY]?”
Also, there's a lot more help in the Quests of the iMatterNow campaign on connecting with a city official and gathering the necessary data.