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Town Hall on Climate Change

March 18, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Ministry of Environment and Climate Change is hosting a series of town hall meetings in February and March, 2015, and is inviting citizens, businesses and communities to share ideas and feedback on their newly released Climate Change Discussion Paper. Guelph will be the host of one of these town hall meetings on Wednesday March 18, 2015, 6-8 pm at the Arboretum.

Please bring a reuseable water bottle!

GPS Co-ordinates
43°32’39.06″N
80°12’57.78″W

Objective

To engage citizens and businesses on Climate Change Strategy to influence plans to build resilience and to fight climate change while fostering economic growth and keeping our businesses competitive.

Your proposals (online submissions) will help to drive discussion and recommendations on how Ontario can support a high-productivity, low-carbon economy and clean communities across the province.

Vision of the Climate Change Strategy

  • Establish Ontario as a leader in climate change mitigation and science
  • Redesign and build strong carbon neutral economy, communities, infrastructure and energy
  • Protect ecosystems including air land and water
  • Leave a legacy of a healthy world for our children and future generations

How to Get Involved

There are several options online:

Share ideas :Signup and share an idea:
See what others are saying: Browse and vote on ideas:
Don’t want to share with everyone?: Send a private message:
Post a comment: Once you have signed up you can login and post a comment:

All participants are asked first to read their Comment policy to understand appropriate tone, language and content for this space. One may also want to review the government’s terms of use for the rules on accessing and using their website.

The government is looking for submitted proposals. One of the most popular proposals – and one that most directly relates to the Wellington Water Watchers – is: Increased Protection and Enforcement of Environment:

Climate change is recognized as a major threat to the survival of species and integrity of ecosystems. To ensure successful long-term protection and stewardship of wetlands, floodplains, forests and diverse habitat, we need stronger enforcement. Environmental protection needs to be set as “high priority”.

Development and gravel pit excavation in our sensitive areas threaten our natural ecosystem, our human health, our watersheds, our quality of air and our “at risk” wildlife and vegetation. Older subdivision agreements and gravel pit permits need to be revised and/or cancelled with our increased awareness of the negative impacts and climate change.

There is a great need to redefine the purpose of the OMB to ensure environmental protection takes precedence over development and aggregates. The out of date agreements need to be overridden/reversed and recognized as human-induced stressors so that we can increase resiliency to our ecosystem.

Posted on February 24, 2015 by Silver Rein

 

Details

Date:
March 18, 2015
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Venue

University of Guelph Arboretum Centre
College Avenue East
Guelph, ontario Canada
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Website:
http://www.uoguelph.ca/arboretum/directions.shtml