“What can YOU do about Climate Change? Use your voice,” Letter from Mary Jane Patterson, Executive Director of Reep

 

If you’re interested in being involved in real change happening in our region to take action on climate change, read on. ClimateActionWR (co-led by Reep Green Solutions and Sustainable Waterloo Region) will be presenting a long-term greenhouse gas emissions reduction target to the councils of the three cities and the Region of Waterloo in the coming weeks. We are proposing a target of 80% below our 2010 levels of greenhouse gas emissions, to be reached by 2050. Within the next several weeks we hope that the four councils will approve the target

We encourage you to reach out to your city council and/or regional council to share your views on the long-term target. This could be in the form of a delegation (5 minute speech) or an email.

In a short email or delegation you may speak as citizens, professionals, or parents explaining why addressing climate change and investing in the green economy is a priority for you, your business or your family’s future.

The long-term target will be considered on the following dates:

• City of Waterloo – April 23 – Time TBD
• City of Cambridge – TBD
• Region of Waterloo – TBD

Below, I have included a list of email addresses for councilors, as well as information on how to register to give a delegation.

Points that you could address in an email or delegation speech include:

  • Strong scientific consensus confirms the global economy must eliminate carbon by the middle of the century and we need for our community to do our part in achieving that.
  • The necessity of being leaders on climate change to support the development of clean-tech business across Waterloo Region and to keep more of the money we spend on energy in our community.
  • Our community’s ongoing leadership and innovation on the environment and preparing for a sustainable future.
  • The additional benefits of reducing our GHG emissions such as cleaner air, mitigating severe weather, healthier and more liveable communities and diverse transportation options.

If you are able to provide a delegation, please register as soon as possible! You may also visit the ClimateActionWR for more updates on this target and the upcoming delegations.

This is a historic moment for our community that you can be a part of. We want to give councillors as much support as possible in approving this target!

Yours sincerely,

 

 

 

Mary Jane Patterson, Executive Director

 

Councillors’ email addresses:
Region of Waterloo (all council members): <[email protected]>
City of Cambridge: <[email protected]>, <[email protected]>, <[email protected]>, <[email protected]>, <[email protected]>, <[email protected]>, <[email protected]>, <[email protected]>, <[email protected]>, <[email protected]>
City of Kitchener: <[email protected]>, <[email protected]>, <[email protected]>, <[email protected]>, <[email protected]>, <[email protected]>, <[email protected]>, <[email protected]>, <[email protected]>, <[email protected]>, <[email protected]>, <[email protected]>
City of Waterloo: <[email protected]>, <[email protected]>, <[email protected]>, <[email protected]>, <[email protected]>, <[email protected]>, <[email protected]>, <[email protected]>, <[email protected]>

Register to speak to council as a delegation:
Cambridge: https://forms.cambridge.ca/Delegation-Request-Form
Kitchener: https://www.kitchener.ca/en/city-services/appear-as-a-delegation.aspx
Waterloo: http://www.waterloo.ca/en/government/delegationregistration.asp
Region of Waterloo: https://www.regionofwaterloo.ca/en/regional-government/communicate-with-council.aspx

1 Comment:


  • By Choice Cleaning Company 14 Apr 2018

    Very well said. If you don’t use your voice you won’t be heard

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