By passing local ordinances, communities are asserting their rights to self-government. The following ordinances have been drafted by communities with the help of the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund.
- Protects Rights of Nature 
- Anti-Corporate Water Withdrawal Ordinance 
- Anti-Corporate Mining Ordinance 
- Anti-GMO Crops Ordinance 
- Sustainable Energy Ordinance 
- Anti-Corporate Land Development Ordinance