Individual development projects, proposed by the Town or by developers, are the circumstances in which sustainability priorities can run most strongly counter to the pressures of the profit motive or notions that more growth is helpful to Acton.

Such projects are also circumstances in which resident involvement is often most strongly felt, whether out of simple NIMBY-ism (“Not In My Backyard”), or larger notions of the harm or benefit of a particular development. Often, Green Acton committees or members are involved in advocating for or against particular projects.