Cranbrook, BC (March 16, 2023) – Efforts are underway at the community-level to improve the public’s knowledge and understanding of climate change, thanks to findings from the recent Cranbrook Environmental public consultation. On Monday night, administration provided Council with results from the consultation, which asked respondents to share their observations, knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs about climate change.
A solid understanding of the barriers that people in Cranbrook face to taking action against climate change is important for developing a plan aimed at encouraging such actions. The results from the consultation will help to guide the community-based climate change outreach efforts to the public, with a roll out expected later this spring.
“The public feedback supports that we focus our outreach on explaining what technologies have been demonstrated to be effective in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, how well these technologies work, and how these technologies can benefit you,” says Evan Berry, Acting Project Manager with the City of Cranbrook. “We have so many great local organizations which already work on climate action, and collectively we are working together to ensure the best coordination of efforts.”
In 2022, the City of Cranbrook joined the Agents of Change Project, which was a collaboration and funding agreement with ICLEI Canada. The Agents of Change Project provided support to local governments across Canada in building local volunteer programs that addressed climate change adaptation and mitigation measures that supported Community Climate Action Plans.
Learn more about ICLEI Canada at https://icleicanada.org/.