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Rising to the Challenge South Huron's Climate Change Video Series

The Municipality of South Huron is welcoming the community to enjoy a free, monthly online series of informative videos focusing on practical ways the community can adapt to a changing climate. The video series features both local and national experts and is hosted by South Huron’s Climate Change Adaptation Advisory Committee. Each video will contain practical information on various themes that are relevant to our community, including: Agricultural practices, Energy Efficiency, Flood Protection, Green Infrastructure/Low Impact Development, Stewardship, Tree Planting and Grants, Waste Reduction and Water and Wastewater. The series will also include climate mitigation information as it works along with adaptation efforts.

In 2020, the Municipality of South Huron developed South Huron’s Climate Change Adaptation Strategy with financial support provided by the Government of Canada through the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program (MCIP). South Huron Council adopted the strategy on September 8, 2020.

The strategy has a vision of “A future-ready South Huron that is resilient to the impacts of a changing climate.” The strategy is comprised of eight goals to help achieve the vision.  This video series is an action item under Goal 2: Support municipal and community resilience awareness and action.

Read the full news release about South Huron's Climate Change Video Series Rising to the Challenge. 


 

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Introduction to South Huron's Video Series Rising to the Challenge

Release Date: June 18, 2021

Video Description: Join South Huron's Climate Change Adaptation Advisory Committee Chair Steve Boles and Stacey Jeffery from the Municipality of South Huron as they set the stage for South Huron's video Series Rising to the Challenge. They will provide the community with an overview of South Huron's Climate Adaptation Strategy, the work of the Climate Change Adaptation Advisory Committee and what information the video series will provide the community over the next few months. 


Trees, Stewardship, Grants and Preparing for the Future

Release Date: June 25, 2021

Video Description:  Ian Jean, Forestry and Land Stewardship Specialist with the Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority will be highlighting how tree planting, forest management, and stewardship – with grant and staff support – can reduce our impact on climate change and help us build resiliency and help South Huron to adapt to weather extremes and our changing climate

Learn more about trees and climate change with two additional videos prepared by the Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority: 

 

Community Challenge Showcase your trees!

Community Challenge: As part of South Huron's Climate Adaptation Strategy, we are inviting the community to join the Municipality in taking your own actions to help position our community for future success. Each month, the community challenge relates to the video released. All entries will be eligible to win a prize at the end of each month! 

This month challenge is: Showcase your trees! Have you planted trees on your property recently? Are you considering planting a tree in the near future? Let us know by visiting the Municipality of South Huron's Facebook Page and submit a photo or comment on the post! Don't have social media but still wish to enter? Contact Stacey Jeffery at 519-235-0310 extension 247 or by email at sjeffery@southhuron.ca


Valuing Green Infrastructure

Release Date: July 23, 2021

Video Description: Building, protecting and enhancing South Huron’s natural environmental features to help us adapt to extreme weather and our changing climate as presented by Hope Brock, Healthy Watersheds Technician; and Tommy Kokas, Water Resources Engineer, both with the Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority. 

 

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Community challenge show us your favourite natural space in south huronCommunity Challenge: As part of South Huron's Climate Adaptation Strategy, we are inviting you to join the Municipality in taking your own actions to help position our community for future success. Each month, the community challenge relates to the video released. All entries will be eligible to win a prize at the end of each month! 

This month challenge is: Show us your favourite natural space in South Huron! What is your favourite natural space to visit in South Huron? What makes this natural space so special to you? Let us know by visiting the Municipality of South Huron's Facebook Page and submit a photo or comment on the post! Don't have social media but still wish to enter? Contact Stacey Jeffery at 519-235-0310 extension 247 or by email at sjeffery@southhuron.ca


Home Flood Protection

Release Date: September 24, 2021

Video Description: South Huron’s climate is changing, and an increase in high-intensity rain events is one of the impacts that our community is vulnerable to. Basement floods are predicted to increase in line with the high-intensity rain events and will impact our residents’ physical health, mental stress, property loss, and cost of insurance. Join Cheryl Evans from the Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation and Larry Freiburger from AET Group as they uncover some of the common myths about home flooding and the many actions that residents can take to reduce the impact of flooding on their properties.

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Show one thing you do on your property to reduce flood risk

Community Challenge: As part of South Huron's Climate Adaptation Strategy, we are inviting you to join the Municipality in taking your own actions to help position our community for future success. Each month, the community challenge relates to the video released. All entries will be eligible to win a prize at the end of each month! 

This month challenge is: Show one thing you do on your property to reduce flood risk! Do you direct your downspouts well away from your foundation or clear debris from them so they work properly? Let us know by visiting the Municipality of South Huron's Facebook Page and submit a photo or comment on the post! Don't have social media but still wish to enter? Contact Stacey Jeffery at 519-235-0310 extension 247 or by email at sjeffery@southhuron.ca.   


Strip and Minimum Tillage

Release Date: October 2021 

Video Description:  Mike Strang of Strang Family Farms will be discussing Strip tillage and minimum tillage.  Mike holds a B.Sc. in Agronomy from the University of Guelph, he is a member of the innovative Farmers Association of Ontario, and he is a specialist in pest control and precision farming practices.  The Strang Family farms 2300 acres near Exeter.  They employ conservation practices, crop sciences, and advanced technology into their business.  


Opportunities to Reduce Your Waste

Release Date: October 22, 2021

Video Description: This week is the 20th anniversary Waste Reduction Week in Canada (October 18-24, 2021) - a great opportunity to have a conversation about waste! Join our experts to learn more about where your waste goes (Francis Veilleux from Bluewater Recycling Association), how you can reduce the amount of waste you produce in your personal life (Eco Exeter) and how businesses might incorporate waste reduction into their daily practices (Michael and Lindsay Groot from Wholesome Pastures). Waste reduction doesn't have to be complicated - this video will show you where to start!

Share one way you have reduced wasteCommunity Challenge: As part of South Huron's Climate Adaptation Strategy, we are inviting you to join the Municipality in taking your own actions to help position our community for future success. Each month, the community challenge relates to the video released. All entries will be eligible to win a prize at the end of each month! 

This month challenge is: Share one way you have reduced your waste at home or work! Maybe you pack a reusable water bottle or have started composting your food waste so it doesn't end up in a landfill? Let us know by visiting the Municipality of South Huron's Facebook Page and submit a photo or comment on the post! Don't have social media but still wish to enter? Contact Stacey Jeffery at 519-235-0310 extension 247 or by email at sjeffery@southhuron.ca


Water Resources and Wastewater Systems

Release Date: November 2021

Video Description: A description will be provided soon. Stay tuned!  

Community Challenge (November 2021): As part of South Huron's Climate Adaptation Strategy, we are inviting you to join the Municipality in taking your own actions to help position our community for future success. Each month, the community challenge relates to the video released. All entries will be eligible to win a prize at the end of each month! 

This month challenge is: The community challenge will be updated soon. Stay tuned! 


Energy Efficiency

Release Date: December 2021

Video Description: Reducing your home energy use is the single most effective way to save money while reducing your home’s contribution to climate change.  Join our informative conversation as we share tips, and strategies for achieving energy efficiency, ranging from simple, everyday cost effective DIY solutions, to energy audits.

Share one way you have improved your energy usage at home or at workCommunity Challenge: As part of South Huron's Climate Adaptation Strategy, we are inviting you to join the Municipality in taking your own actions to help position our community for future success. Each month, the community challenge relates to the video released. All entries will be eligible to win a prize at the end of each month! 

This month challenge is: Share one way you have improved your energy usage at home or at work! Did you save money along the way? Let us know by visiting the Municipality of South Huron's Facebook Page and submit a photo or comment on the post! Don't have social media but still wish to enter? Contact Stacey Jeffery at 519-235-0310 extension 247 or by email at sjeffery@southhuron.ca.   

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