The Climate Change Team’s goal is to share information, bring people together, and facilitate community initiatives related to air quality and climate change mitigation and adaptation.
Climate Change affects us all, whether directly or indirectly, and it can often feel overwhelming – but it doesn’t have to! There is a lot we can do individually and together to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to climate change and extreme weather.
Specific areas of interest for this Team include improving indoor and outdoor air quality in the hamlet, identifying ways to facilitate a transition to low-carbon resilient buildings, and general information sharing and relationship building. This nascent team is interested in exploring opportunities for future community projects (imagine a neighbourhood scale pilot project on building retrofits that would make it easier and more affordable to upgrade our buildings?!) and encourages all interested people to get in touch, whether it’s just to share your ideas or whether you’d like to be involved.
- Home Energy RetrofitFor those who missed the Home Energy Refit webinar organized by the BCA and conducted by Envirocentre you can now view the session on the Envirocentre Youtube Channel. We also encourage you to check out other great videos on their channel that cover a variety of Environmental topics such as Climate Change, Rain Gardens, Micromobility,
- Rain GardenA rain garden contains a strategically located combination of grasses, perennials and shrubs that tolerate moist conditions (such as Iris versicolor, Carex, Lysimachia punctata, Lysimachia nummularia, Typhia latifolia, Scirpus). It can temporarily hold rainwater runoff from the roof, eavestroughs, slopes in your property, and excess sediment and/or fertilizer before it reaches a storm drain. Not
- Rain Barrel“A rain barrel collects water whenever it rains (Rain barrels are available at many local hardware and garden stores). You can use the saved water to keep your lawn and garden thriving and control runoff, all in one fell swoop!” -published recently in the Rosemere News, Vol. 33, #4 Municipal Bulletin All residents of Blackburn