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June 17, 2020

Grey County has launched an online survey to gather public feedback on the Climate Change Action Plan. This survey will be open until Friday, July 3, 2020 and can be found on Grey County’s website, Grey.ca. Questions in the survey revolve around buildings, land use planning, renewable energy, transportation, waste, food systems and conservation. Grey County residents are encouraged to complete the survey by the deadline.

Grey County is developing a Climate Change Action Plan to better understand our greenhouse gas emissions, improve energy efficiency and reduce wasteful practices at the local level. The plan will focus on mitigating the causes of climate change. That means preventing further contributions to global warming and reducing emissions created by Grey County’s services, such as public buildings, operations and the fleet vehicles. The plan will also look at the Grey County community as a whole and the impact of residents, businesses, institutions, visitors and more.

Planning for the Climate Change Action Plan started in December 2019 with Grey County finalizing greenhouse gas emission records. Since then, Grey County has been engaging Grey County Council, staff and external stakeholders to determine the overall vision, objectives and actions for the plan. A big part of creating the Climate Change Action Plan is community engagement with stakeholders and the public. This feedback is key to developing a plan that aligns with the diverse knowledge, values and behaviours of the community.

Grey County is working with ICLEI Canada, a national non-profit organization. ICLEI’s mission is to build and serve a worldwide movement of local and regional governments that are committed to achieving tangible improvements in local sustainability and resilience. They will be providing Grey County with technical consulting, project management, and stakeholder engagement.

For more information about the Climate Change Action Plan, contact Hiba Hussain at hiba.hussain@grey.ca or 519372-0219 ext.1232.

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For all media inquiries, contact Rob Hatten, communications manager, at rob.hatten@grey.ca or call 519-373-1592. 

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