The Collingwood Climate Action Team is here to write a new story about climate change. It is not a political debate it is science. Our planet is in danger. We need to do everything in our power to reduce our impact on the environment. There is hope and solutions, but we need your support whether you are new to the carbon conversation or an environmental activist. There is so much we can do together!

Community Carbon Footprint Challenge

Our daily choices have a measurable impact on the environment called a ‘Carbon Footprint’ –  the total amount of greenhouse gases that are generated by our activity. Five key areas impact our footprint- energy, transportation, travel, food, consumption, and waste. With your carbon footprint and our community footprint, we can find ways to reduce our emissions and help our planet. As a community, we can make change happen together.

Here’s how to get started:

  • Measure – take your carbon footprint today 
  • Act – choose ways to reduce your carbon footprint 
  • Impact all of your lifestyle changes will have a positive impact on our planet 

We can envision a greener planet to enjoy now and in the future.

Join us!  We need 400+ households to submit their carbon footprint to measure our community footprint.   Then join the challenge to take individual and collective action to reduce our footprint.  By 2030 we need to reduce our footprint by 50% – that’s 8% each year.  Hope abounds when we take action.

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“The climate crisis has already been solved. We already have all the facts and solutions. All we have to do is to wake up and change.” – Greta Thunberg

Why Now?

No matter where we live climate change is affecting us today with implications such as extreme weather events  including forest fires, droughts, tornadoes, less reliable snowfall, and new infections like COVID19. We know that change is necessary to solve the climate crisis. Our community goal is reduce our carbon footprint by 50% by 2030. There are solutions that are practical and will have a monumental collective impact. 

For example:

  • Increase energy efficiencies in your home
  • Choose to walk, bike or use transit more
  • Buy From Local Farms
  • Buy Goods made from recycled materials
  • Reduce your waste by 50%
  • Limit Air Travel
  • Create a personal energy reduction plan
  • Participate in building our Community Climate Action Plan

We can envision a greener planet to enjoy now and in the future.

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