Neighborhood Action Plans are a central feature of The Sims 4 Eco Lifestyle. They are a new way of shaping the world around you on a per-neighborhood level. Well, they would be, but you are unfortunately unable to vote on NAPs outside your own neighborhood. However, the one you live in can have up to four active, so it's worth considering which ones you want, and understanding how the process works.
NAPs are voted on via the community voting boards in each neighborhood in Evergreen Harbor. You may also be able to use the mailbox. You may desire to place one if you are playing in another world. This is easy - go to the local park (and possibly any other public lot) and you can place a Community Voting Board. From there, voting will be open from Friday 8AM to Monday 6PM and the highest voted NAP will pass. During the rest of the week, you can work to gain influence.
Influence is the currency used to vote or convince others to vote. Voting directly costs 10 influence, while convincing another costs 5. There is no guarantee the other Sim will agree to your proposal, however, so it's better to build up a solid relationship with them before you try. This is not a trivially easy one where 10 friendship will do in my experience. Friendship (40+) may be needed to get good results.
It's possible to repeal NAPs, and may even be necessary when you hit the 4 week mark or so, because no more slots will be available. In order to repeal, you need only visit the voting boards and begin the process by selecting the one you want to repeal. Repealing a policy requires 5 signatures. After the period is up signatures are reset, so you have to get 5 before the voting period restarts.
|Modern Development in Conifer Station||Having seen other cities in the greater Evergreen Harbor area, it's easy to compare and acknowledge there's work that could be done at Conifer Station to keep up with the times. By putting funding towards changes in this district, you will start to see new projects roll out with the apartments, railways, and the towers. Of course, funding for this development will have to come from somewhere. With this initiative, weekly Utility Bills will be increased, but we'll also put in place an increase in residents' career pay to offset that added cost.|
|Modern Development in Grim's Quarry||Do you ever look around and think "this place stinks"? That's because it does actually smell a bit like old carpet. It's ok. We can admit it. We live in an area surrounded by some impressive advancements, but Grims Quarry is still outdated for today's standards. With enough funding we can make Grims Quarry a better place to live. Vote for the Modern Development Project, and expect modern advancements at the quarry itself, in the Park, and even on the homes in Grims Quarry.|
|Modern Development in Port Promise||Feeling down about the state of our fair Port Promise? Vote on additional funding for development projects to help this area live up to its name. By putting in hard work and funding, mainly funding, together we can work on some much needed upgrades to the area. Don't be put off by the increase in your weekly Bills to help pay for these improvements. We're pushing to ensure residents' career pay goes up to help offset the added costs. Make this promise to Port Promise, won't you?|
|Green Initiatives in Conifer Station||The lovely Conifer Station is pretty green already, but what if it were more Green in all respects of the word? With a teensy donation from residents in the form of a weekly increase in utility bills, we will be able to fund the planting of many luscious trees, hedges, and more, which will in turn give Conifer Station a greener Eco Footprint. Everybody wins!|
|Green Initiatives in Grim's Quarry||Sure, there might be a smattering of grass around Grims Quarry, but is that enough? With this Action Plan in place, we can finally fund the experimental use of a new evergreen fertilizer that we're confident will bring a flurry of lovely pines to Grims Quarry! This won't only make the neighborhood more green in the visual sense, but the influx of CO2 will also move our Eco Footprint to a Greener state. Vote now, don't worry about that slight increase in your weekly bills, and let's paint the town Green!|
|Green Initiatives in Port Promise||Sometimes Green doesn't mean completely green, but at least a step towards it. It's time to blanket Port Promise with luscious plant life. With this Action Plan in place, we can expect to see not only trees and bushes sprouting, but we'll also see Port Promise's Eco Footprint become more Green as well. All it takes is a small donation from residents in the form a weekly bill increase. Simple!|
|Back to the Old Days||I remember the good old days. We used to play board games and read books. Nowadays, all anyone can think about is their phone and their TV. They're juicing it up, chugging all their wretched. juice. And what's with this obsession with woohoo? Woohoo in the bed, Woohoo in the Rocket Ship, Woohoo in the hot tub, Woohoo in the observatory, and if that wasn't enough - now you delinquents are woohooing in Dumpsters? Gross. With this initiative, those who live a wholesome lifestyle of reading books and playing board games will be rewarded with Influence. And those who indulge in technology, drinking juice, and woohoo will be properly fined for their woeful deeds.|
|Clean Energy Production||We have the luxury of living in a world that provides us with everything we need. We just need to learn how to harness that energy! With the Clean Energy N.A.P. in place, members of the community will be rewarded with Influence for owning functional clean energy-producing objects like Solar Panels, Wind Turbines, and Dew Collectors.|
|Eco-Friendly Appliances||Neighbors, I think we could all benefit from a good N.A.P. One that promotes even the smallest changes to help make a difference. Together we can push to fix our neighborhood one appliance at a time. Let's take action into our own hands by making Handiness skill and Influence easier to get by using green-upgraded appliances or by repairing any appliance.|
|Foodies Unite!||Neighbors, let's get cooking! There are so many fabulous organic, non-organic, home-grown, and freebie ingredient options out there. Crack out that cutting board and start experimenting! Under the Foodies Unite N.A.P., members of the community will be rewarded Influence by exercising their tasty skills in home style, Gourmet, or any other style of cooking.|
|Free Love||Who needs negativity when you could be drenched in love? Who needs jealousy when you could be embraced with understanding? Vote with your heart and we can transform our community into a butterfly of love for all. Whether Single, Married, or just open, we embrace loving each other in all of its beautiful forms. When Free Love reigns, you can gain Influence through Romance interactions.|
|Fun-Loving Community||Recreation should be celebrated, not stifled! It's time to eradicate boredom and embrace having fun. Vote for this N.A.P. and not only will we be able to let loose as a whole, but residents will also be rewarded with Influence for doing activities that involve Comedy, Mischief, and even Video Gaming! |
|Juiced Community||Get ready to get JUICED! In support of all things fizzy and funky, this N.A.P. wants to get everyone juiced up. Gain Influence by using the practical Juice Fizzing and Mixology skills to make concoctions for the entire neighborhood.|
|Green Gardening||Have you always had the yearning to start gardening but never quite had the gumption to do it? Well, this fresh new N.A.P. might be just the thing to push you over that figurative mound of procrastination soil. Grab your snips, cast your vote, and you'll get Influence for flexing your mighty green thumb. Growing a garden is beneficial for you, the community, and the planet. Let's all dig in!|
|Power Conservation||Energy isn't free, so what can we do on our part to help conserve? The Power Conservation Action Plan helps to answer that difficult question. Step 1: Limit your household's overall consumption of Power by avoiding overuse of electronics.*\nStep 2: Sacrifice one teensy weensy day per week without Power. The Landgraab Power Company even agreed to give a discount on utility bills for this. *Failure to conserve a satisfactory amount of Power for your household size, as defined by the Board of N.A.P. will result in a daily fine. Please thoroughly enjoy your day.|
|Promote Creative Arts||The mark of a true artistic community is a shared passion for the Creative Arts. Support this maker mindset with your vote, and you'll be rewarded not only with the pride you get from creating, but also with Influence from doing Painting, Photography, Writing, Fabrication, and other artistic activities. Professionals working as Painters, Style Influencers, Freelance Crafters, or Writers will also earn increased pay while this N.A.P. is active.|
|Rock Your Body (and Mind)||What better way to care for oneself than with the accountability of a whole community? This initiative puts the "Action" back in Neighborhood Action Plans. Together we can make sure all Sims in the neighborhood are practicing their Fitness, keeping up on Hygiene, looking after their overall wellbeing, and boosting their Influence while they're at it!|
|Roughhousing Encouraged||Have you ever heard another Sim's opinion and thought, "I should be polite but I really think this conversation would be better if I asserted my stance, refused to back down, and ultimately engaged in a full-out neighborly brawl"? We're with you. Sometimes we believe there is such a thing as being too polite. We should band together to make this world better, one fight cloud at a time. A world where we can speak our minds without any hurt feelings or bruised egos. Vote for the Roughhousing Encouraged N.A.P. and you can gain Influence by using Mean interactions on other Sims. If that's the kind of Sim you want to be.|
|Self-Sufficiency||Why keep feeding the corporate beast and continue spinning on this degrading hamster wheel of consumerist shame? We can rise up and maintain a perfectly good community ourselves! We can live in a community where things like Fishing, Gardening, and Handiness are rewarded with increased Influence, as well as a sense of accomplishment.|
|Sharing is Caring||Some Sims own a lot of things. Some Sims own just a little bit of things. But what if everyone could just own everything? See that bike sitting there? That could be your bike! Or anyone's bike! With this initiative, everything you see can be yours. You see something, you take it. No questions asked, no repercussions. Just don't get too attached to anything you already own...|
|Support the Performing Arts!||There are some who say Music is healing for the soul and Performing is healing for the heart. Uplift our community and gain Influence by not only sharing the melodies of the Instruments that you play, but also by expressing other forms of Performing Arts. Professionals working in Entertainment-related Careers can also enjoy increased pay while this N.A.P. is active.|
|Tech Support||Have you grown too comfortable with things just the way they are? Don't be caught N.A.P.ing on your community's technological progress. Working with Programming, Rocket Science, or other methods, we can continue to make our world a better place through technology and boosting our Influence while doing it. As an added bonus, Sims working in tech-related Career fields such as Astronauts, Tech Gurus, Scientists, Freelance Programmers, and Civil Designers will also have increased pay if this initiative gets voted in.|
|Upcycling Initiative||Why spend your Simoleons on something you could create for yourself? Why do we throw away so many materials that could go into making something special and new? With the Upcycling Initiative, we are giving Influence to everyone using Recyclers to get materials and Fabricators to turn those materials into something responsibly wonderful!|
|Water Conservation||Let's admit it. The water isn't quite flowing with the flow with which it used to flow. How can we all chip in and help to conserve? We believe that with the pairing of a weekly Water Shut-off Day and an organized effort to Consume Less Water*, this community can really make a difference! *Failure to conserve a satisfactory amount of Water for your household size, as defined by the Board of N.A.P. will result in a daily fine. Have a nice day.|
|We Wear Bags||Our community values reducing and recycling. But - has anyone else noticed that the paper bags are starting to pile up? We wouldn't dare throw those away! They could come to good use some day! Don't you think every last one of those 8,346 neatly folded pieces of untapped potential have finally earned their time to shine? With the We Wear Bags Action Plan, we can proudly wear our bags as a mark of our Eco Lifestyles.|
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