South Huron is committed to climate action

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This week the United Nation's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a new comprehensive report outlining the state of human-caused climate change. The report provides a poignant reminder that further actions are needed from communities around the world to prevent and mitigate the effects of a changing climate. 

“The causes of climate change may sometimes feel overwhelming, but we all have the ability to act and make a positive difference,” said South Huron Mayor George Finch. “I point out the excellent work of our very own volunteers on the South Huron Climate Change Adaptation Advisory Committee who are working to implement strategic projects that reduce the impacts as well as the causes of climate change locally.”  

As part of the South Huron Climate Change Adaptation Strategy, the volunteer committee is producing a free monthly online video series called Rising to the Challenge, which provides practical information on how our community can respond to a changing climate. Themes include: agricultural practices, energy efficiency, flood protection, green infrastructure/low impact development, stewardship, tree planting and grants, waste reduction and water & wastewater.  

In 2020, the Municipality of South Huron developed South Huron's Climate Change Adaptation Strategy through a collaborative effort between municipal staff and Council, members of the Climate Change Adaptation Advisory Committee, stakeholders and members of the general public. The strategy was adopted by South Huron Council on September 8, 2020 and is meant to be a living document that will be updated as new information becomes available and as the Municipality moves through implementing and evaluating the actions.  

To learn more about the strategy and how you can get involved, please visit the Climate Change page at SouthHuron.ca.

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