There are 19 proposed actions in the City’s five-year Climate Emergency Action Plan. In 2019 Council declared a Climate Emergency and have now rolled out their proposed targets and actions for dealing with the emergency. They ask for your feedback by completing their online survey, attending a dialogue or hosting a dialogue. The City has created a Dialogue kit that you can download that has instructions, tips, and discussion prompts. The categories they are exploring with Actions are “How We Move” and “How We Build/Renovate”. The deadline is April 22 to gather your input for the plan that will go to Council in October 2020.
Another climate change dialogue project is Cool 'Hood Champs: A workshop to teach local climate action. Hosted by the CALP (Collaborative for Advanced Landscape Planning), the workshop provides hands-on training for community members interested in bringing positive climate action to their neighbourhoods. There are three workshop dates to choose from.
The Neighbourhood Small Grant program is accepting applications for small projects (up to $500) that help connect and engage us with our neighbours. Applying for their Greenest City Grant to host a neighbourhood conversation on climate action using the materials from the City or at the Cool ‘Hood Champs would be a good idea.