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Neighborhood action plan
Neighborhood Action Plans
Example of active action plans available for voting.

Neighborhood action plans (often abbreviated as N.A.P.) is a game feature introduced with The Sims 4: Eco Lifestyle. They are a series of new rules or regulations enforced upon a particular neighborhood in the game, enacted through community voting. These votes committed for the particular neighborhood come from and can only be declared by citizens of the world it's in. Some N.A.P.s are there to help improve or worsen the eco footprint of the neighborhood, whilst others may restrict Sim's leisure activities or change their behaviors. Up to four N.A.P.s can be active at the same time.

From Friday 8AM to Monday 6PM each week, Sims will be able to vote for an array of neighborhood action plans. Votes for N.A.P.s can be submitted at the community voting board (found in a community lot) or the mailboxes of the residents. Sims start off with one influence point but gain more by asking others to help sign to benefit from more votes. The community will also vote for their own action plans and have a chance to win over the player's chosen action plan. One vote costs 10 influence points, the more influence points a Sim has, the more votes they can cast on their chosen N.A.P. Sims can also repeal an existing N.A.P. the same way as voting for one. Only Sims living in the same neighborhood are allowed to vote a N.A.P. for that neighborhood.

Neighborhood Action Plan Panel

Neighborhood action plans in the Simology panel.

At the end of the voting period, the N.A.P. with the most votes will be enacted or repealed. Sims can distribute their influence points over any number of N.A.P.s - they are not restricted to using them all on one N.A.P. In the game options menu, the player can also turn off their neighbors autonomously voting for N.A.P.s, meaning that only the player can initiate the voting process. Without this, various N.A.P.s can be enabled without any intervention from the player.

Sims will be able to also view the neighborhood action plans from their Simology panels to see when they are open as well as opening hours, see their influence points, and currently voted action plan.

List of neighborhood action plansEdit

Icon Name Description Effect
TS4 Old Days 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.

Reading books and playing physical games such as darts, ping pong, don't wake the llama, and many more will gain a small influence points.

Preparing food using stove or microwave and get caught Woohooing will be fined for §25.

TS4 Clean Energy Production 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.

Owning a solar panels, wind turbines, and dew collectors will gain a small influence points.

Sims can brag about owning and also convincing other household to install.

TS4 Eco-Friendly Appliances 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.

Handiness skill gain double the usual rate. Repairing objects will gain a small influence points.

TS4 Foodies Unite 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 excercising their tasty skills in home style, Gourmet, or any other style of cooking.

Preparing food will gain a small influence points.

TS4 Free Love 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 embrance loving each other in all of its beautiful forms.

When Free Love reigns, you can gain Influence through Romance interactions.

Townies will do romantic interactions on a random sim regardless of gender.

Sims will gain a small influence points for doing romantic interactions.

TS4 Fun Loving Community 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!

Learning comedy, mischief, and video gaming skill will gain a small influence points

TS4 Green Gardening Green Gardening

Have you always had the yearning to start gardening but never quite had the grumption 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!

Doing gardening, interacting with bee boxes and insect farms will gain a small influence points

TS4 Green Iniatives Green Initiatives in Conifer Station/Grims Quarry/Port Promise

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. Everyone wins!

Grims 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 neighbourhood 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!

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 aso see Port Promise's Eco Footprint become more Green as well.

All it takes is a small donation from residents in the form of a weekly bill increase. Simple!

This NAP is only available for the three neighborhoods of Evergreen Harbor.

Over two in-game weeks, more trees and greenery will spawn in the neighhorhood in gradual stages. The neighborhood's eco footprint also moves toward green by a moderate amount. Utility bills are increased by 50%. Trash around the neighborhood will also vanish.

TS4 Juiced Community 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.

Learning juice fizzing and mixology skill and also using juice keg will gain a small influence points. All townies will receive a "Juiced Up" moodlet (Dazed +2).

TS4 Modern Development Modern Development in Conifer Station/Grims Quarry/Port Promise

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.

Grims 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.

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?

This NAP is only available for the three neighborhoods of Evergreen Harbor.

Over two in-game weeks, the neighborhood will build various aethetically-pleasing developments in various stages. Examples include sunflower mosaics in Conifer Station, a propeller monument in Port Promise or eco-upgraded housing in Grims Quarry. Lot taxes increases by 20%. Trash around the neighborhood will also vanish.

TS4 Power Conservation 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.*

Step 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.

The maximum amount of the power consumption depends on the household size of this following:

  • 1-2 Sims: -200 power unit
  • 3-4 Sims: -250 power unit
  • 5-6 Sims: -300 power unit
  • 7-8 Sims: -350 power unit

If the power consumption exceeds the maximum amount, the household will be fined for §100 every 9 AM.

Every Thursday from 9 AM to 9 PM, the household power utility will be shut off. Sims can still use it as long as there's power surplus.

Power bills are discounted by 50%.

TS4 Promote Creative Arts 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.

Doing creavity related skills will gain a small influence points.

TS4 Rock Your Body and Mind 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!

Learning fitness and wellness skill and also taking a shower or bathtub will gain a small influence points.

TS4 Roughhousing Encouraged 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.

Townies will do mean interactions on a random sim.

Sims will gain a small influence points for doing mean interactions.

TS4 Self-Sufficiency 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 sence of accomplishment.

Learning fishing, gardening, handiness, and herbalism will gain a small influence points.

TS4 Sharing Is Caring 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...

Sims can steal objects and will never get caught stealing.

TS4 Support Perfoming Arts 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.

Playing instruments, dancing, rocket science, and acting will gain a small influence points

TS4 Tech Support Tech Support

Have you grown too comforable with things just the way they are? Don't be caught on your community's technological progress.

Working the 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, Scientisits, Freelance Programmers, and Civil Designers will also have increased pay if this initiative gets voted on.

Doing programming, rocket science, and robotics will gain a small influence points.

TS4 Upcycling Iniative 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!

Using recyclers and fabricators will gain a small influence points

TS4 Water Conservation 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!

What's more, residents will receive a discount on their utility bills while the Water Conservation Plan is active!

*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. Please thoroughly enjoy your day.

The maximum amount of the water consumption depends on the household size of this following:

  • 1-2 Sims: -7 water unit
  • 3-4 Sims: -9 water unit
  • 5-6 Sims: -11 water unit
  • 7-8 Sims: -12 water unit

If the water consumption exceeds the maximum amount, the household will be fined for §100 every 9 AM.

Every Wednesday from 9 AM to 9 PM, the household water utility will be shut off. Sims can still use it as long as there's water surplus.

Water bills are discounted by 50%.

TS4 We Wear Bags We Wear Bags

Our community values reducing and recycling. But - has anyone 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.

All townies will wear paper bags on their head

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