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Science & NatureEnvironmentResident climate survey launched: 13 minutes of your time to help save the planet

Resident climate survey launched: 13 minutes of your time to help save the planet

Climate Change – for something that is so large, what can the individual do that is meaningful? Climate Network Lanark has a small ask: Could you spend 13 minutes filling out a survey on your Climate Change behaviours and attitudes, to help shape an aggressive plan of action for us?

Lanark Country is developing a Climate Action Plan (CAP) for the whole of Lanark County and Smiths Falls. It will provide an Action Plan for the next 10 years for both County municipal operations (municipal buildings and garages, street lighting, municipal vehicles, and waste) as well as the community as a whole (homes, cottages, businesses, transportation, energy use, agriculture, etc.).

Our local governments control or influence fully 50% of our Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions through their decisions on buildings, how we transport ourselves, how far apart our homes are from work, schools and commercial and civil centres, how we produce food and how we deal with waste. The CAP will identify ways to minimize Greenhouse Gas generation.

Those who complete the survey can enter their name into a draw to win some fabulous prizes donated by Climate Conscious Community members including

  • A personal garden consultation with Ed Lawrence

  • A ride in his Tesla Electric Vehicle with Smiths Falls Mayor Shawn Pankow

  • A delicious and climate-conscious local food taster pack from Nature’s Apprentice Farms and Maplelane Farms

  • A vegetarian dinner for two at a local restaurant, contributed by an anonymous donor

Filling out the survey is the chance for residents to tell Climate Network Lanark what our citizens expect from our governments and our community leaders. CNL intends to have the data available by the end of the year.

Climate Network Lanark is a volunteer driven organization that advocates for and facilitates Climate Change actions in Lanark County and Smiths Falls. Follow them on Facebook and Instagram

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