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Addressing climate change can feel overwhelming, but together we can make progress locally! Neighbouring for Climate is a City of Edmonton initiative to bring neighbours together to take action on climate change.
With easy-to-use climate action cards, Neighbouring for Climate provides suggestions and tips for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and helping to adapt our neighbourhoods for a changing climate. As a bonus, the program also provides opportunities for neighbours to come together, save money, learn new skills, create beautiful communities and have fun.
This toolkit is for everyone. Neighbouring for Climate was designed with input from Edmontonians to make climate action with your neighbours as easy as possible. It allows neighbours to select actions that work best for them and their neighbourhood based on existing assets, skills, and ideas.
Whether you are new to getting to know your neighbours, taking climate action, or have been involved in initiatives for years, there are lots of ways to get involved and support one another, regardless of experience.
The Neighbouring for Climate program was developed as a collaboration between Change for Climate and Abundant Community Edmonton.
The Neighbouring for Climate program was implemented as a pilot over the past 6 months, and recent feedback has informed the City that a slightly different version is needed for those who live in multi-unit dwellings such as apartments, condos, three/four-storey walk-ups.
In order to do that, we need your insight!
At 3 evening workshops, a facilitator will work with citizens to learn more about how they envision a program like this being tailored to their spaces and lifestyles and what type of supporting materials would be helpful for them to work together as a community. We ask that citizens attend all 3 sessions, as each will build on the work of the previous, with the first 1 laying the foundation.
The workshops will be held from 6:30-8:30pm on:
Workshops will be delivered virtually, so access to virtual participation is required. If virtual participation is not possible, please be in touch so alternate options can be offered.
If you are interested in being involved in this multi-family version, please contact Heather at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and neighbourhood, and we will provide further details.
The toolkit provides the information you and your neighbours will need to start climate action on your block or in your neighbourhood. The cards are designed to be sorted, shared and discussed – so sit around a kitchen table with your neighbours and just play! Though some of the actions can be done solo, we recommend getting together with your neighbours for even more benefits and fun.
The Neighbouring for Climate toolkit includes:
If you are calling from outside of Edmonton: 780-442-5311