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Climate Action

Grey County has declared a climate emergency and adopted Going Green in Grey: Climate Change Action Plan 2022-2050.

In just one generation, we’ve seen the effects of climate change in Grey County through increased flooding, extreme heat, snowstorms and other severe weather events. Our community is projected to grow to nearly 125,000 residents by 2046 – more people means more emissions-producing actions and the potential for increasing climate change impacts.

Youth Climate Action Fund

Are you between the ages of 15 and 24 and ready to take on climate action in our region? We want to help you make it happen!

Apply for a microgrant of up to $6,000 from the Town of The Blue Mountains Youth Climate Action Fund, supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies and United Cities and Local Governments. The grant will help to fund your youth-led climate initiative!

Whether you want to mobilizing a youth lead tree-planting campaign, or launch a waste reduction initiative, projects that inspire youth engagement and collaboration across our communities will help us to address climate change with youth leadership at the forefront.

The deadline for applications is August 12, 2024. 

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About the Climate Action Plan

Going Green in Grey, the County’s Climate Change Action Plan identifies targets and actions for reducing community greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 30% by 2030 and reaching net-zero by 2050, as well as building resilience to the impacts of climate change.

About the Climate Action Plan


Climate Action Progress

Grey County continues to collect and analyze data to help set priorities and determine if we are on track towards our climate targets. 

Climate Action Progress


Get Involved in Climate Action

As residents, we are each at different place in our climate action journey. While no one can do everything, everyone can do something.

Get Involved in Climate Action


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Tri-Country Green Development Standards

The Tri-Country Green Development Standards (GDS) project is a collaborative initiative between Grey, Dufferin, and Wellington Counties to create consistent Green Development Standards. The Tri-County GDS will establish a consistent framework across the Counties making it easier for the development industry to meet and implement standards in their projects. 


For more information about the Grey County Climate Change Action Plan, contact Rebecca Danard, manager of climate change initiatives, at rebecca.danard [at]

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