Orillia Plans for its Climate Future!

Bob McDonald, Orillia native and host of CBC Radio’s Quirks and Quarks, will open Orillia’s  Virtual Open House addressing its Climate Change Action Plan (CCAP). The plan will chart the City’s course to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions and enhance its resilience to future climate changes.  

The action plan, titled “Orillia’s Climate Future”, is expected to be presented to City Council for review and endorsement in early 2022. It will address energy use and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions sources in the City, and identify ways Orillia can make our homes and work places more energy efficient, and the life we enjoy in our area more sustainable. 

Orillia residents are encouraged to attend the Virtual Open House on September 16, from 6:00- 7:30pm.  Register for the Open House here

The registration process invites residents to send in their questions when registering for the event or at the following link: https://forms.orillia.ca/Orillias-Climate-Future-Virtual-Open-House

A parallel Community Survey will gain feedback on the community’s visions and priorities for the Climate Change Action Plan, which were developed by a community-based steering group composed of community residents and representatives from Sustainable Orillia, businesses, and other organizations.

The survey can be found at: https://www.orillia.ca/en/city-hall/climate-change-action-plan.aspx 

“Climate change poses significant impacts to our community and environment and we are at a critical juncture.  As part of the City’s strategic planning process, climate change and a healthy environment were indicated to be priorities for Council and residents,” said Mayor Steve Clarke. “With valuable input from Orillia residents and other stakeholders, we will garner ideas to create a sustainable Community Climate Change Action Plan to actively reduce our carbon footprint in Orillia.”

Visit orillia.ca/climatefuture for more information.

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