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There's a lot of talk about energy and climate change that it can be confusing. Learn the basics of various terminology related to these topics and what we can do.

Energy

How energy relates to greenhouse gases.

Climate Change

What is it, what causes it, why I should care.

Taking Action

What the City is doing. What an individual and community can do.

What does sustainability mean?

Sustainability is our ability to live and thrive for a long time in harmony with the Earth’s natural systems.

It is achieved by meeting our needs by using physical, natural and social resources that are available or replaceable and allows living systems to thrive forever.

What does resiliency mean?

In the context of a city, resiliency is our capacity to withstand and bounce back from environmental disturbances. For us to be resilient, we must be aware of potential risks, and take action to minimize these possibilities.

Risks related to climate change and energy include our 95% dependency on fossil fuels, our reliance on a centralized electrical system and challenges we face when severe weather events occur.

For More Information

City Environmental Strategies

9th Floor Edmonton Tower
10111-104 Avenue NW
Edmonton, AB
T5J 0J4

Telephone

In Edmonton: 311
Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311

Fax 780-401-7050
Email thewaywegreen@edmonton.ca
Website http://www.edmonton.ca/TheWayWeGreen

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