We are already well into a world-wide climate crisis and the consequences of not acting now threaten not only the future quality of life on this planet, but potentially our very survival. Orillia and its citizens may escape the most damaging effects of climate change for a while, but sooner, rather than later, every corner of our beautiful planet will be impacted – the climate crisis is an existential threat for all of us, but in particular for our children and grandchildren.
Donate today and become a member of Sustainable Orillia.
Sustainable Orillia was launched in spring 2019. Its mandate was to be a resource and rallying force for all Orillians to come together to make the decisions and changes necessary to bring Orillia’s carbon footprint down to zero by 2050.
To do so, we need the support and donations of citizens like you to build and implement programs and events that will increase the climate literacy of the community, while encouraging every citizen to support—and take—the necessary steps to overcome the climate crisis.
During the pandemic, Sustainable Orillia has leveraged its communication platforms and programs to remain relevant and in the public eye. Now, as in-person venues begin to open up for workshops, events and meetings, face-to-face opportunities to motivate and inform a broader audience are emerging. We have an ambitious strategy in place to help Orillia reach their goal of net-zero emissions by 2050, but to do so we need financial support.
Until recently, Sustainable Orillia has been an entirely volunteer-led and volunteer-run operation. Recently, thanks to a short-term grant from ECO Canada, we have been able to fund a part-time resource person who helps with coordination and administration. Along with more volunteers, a dedicated, paid resource is one of our greatest needs – a full-time person to coordinate our growing number of projects. You’ll find a summary of current and planned Sustainable Orillia projects below.
Your donations will help ensure that we have the resources to advocate, educate, communicate and participate in programs that will reduce our overall emissions and protect our wonderful community’s future. Please give generously.
Donations of any amount are welcome and by making a financial donation to Sustainable Orillia, you become a ‘Member’ of the organization. Membership isn’t an obligation, simply an opportunity for you, as a donor, to have a line of sight into the organization, its goals and operations.
Most importantly, membership provides information on how Sustainable Orillia is deploying the resources you and others have chosen to contribute. Providing this line of sight is consistent with our commitment to transparency and with our goal to include as many Orillia citizens as possible in this critical movement.
In addition to individuals; associations and businesses (corporations) are also encouraged to make donations. In such cases one member of the organization may be designated as the contact person for communication purposes.
For purposes of voting at the Annual General Meeting, a donor corporation or association will be registered as one member, with one vote. If more than one person in a participating organization wishes to join, they are invited to make a personal donation and become an individual ‘Member.’ The more members Sustainable Orillia has, the greater impact our voice and movement can have for sustainability in our community.
As a member of Sustainable Orillia, you are vested with the following rights:
Sustainable Orillia is a not-for-profit organization. We need and appreciate your support to keep this critical movement growing in our community.
Thank you for your support.
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