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Hottest summer on Earth! Engage with Wasaga Beach Climate Action Team

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Aug 15th, 2023
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We hope you are enjoying your summer, the hottest summer on Earth, as  this July is the hottest month ever recorded on Earth—and likely the hottest in about 120,000 years. We are continually grateful to be living in a country with an abundance of natural resources: forests, freshwater, clean air. But even Canadians are experiencing some unusual effects related to Climate Change, such as, poor air quality as a result of forest fires hundreds of kilometers away. I’m sure you have read about the effects of climate change in British Columbia and around the world –  flooding, drought, storms. We still have a lot of work to do to lower our carbon emissions. You will find articles here on what your local Climate Action Team is doing. You are always welcome to join our conversation and our actions.

As a start, WBCAT is happy to invite you to several upcoming events:

  • Every Tuesday morning WBCAT is partnering with Georgian Bay Forever (GBF) to organize and host weekly Beach Clean-up events. Come and join at Beach Area 2 every Tuesday morning this summer.  Click>>>HERE 
  • Sep 21: ENERGY SAVINGS EVENT.  Are you looking to improve your home energy efficiency? Are you curious about heat pumps?  Have you heard about the $6500 government rebate to buy one?  Come and hear more on Thursday October 19, 2023 at 6:30 pm at the Wasaga Beach Recplex. Save the date, we will keep you posted. To register send an email to info@wasagabeachclimateaction.com
  • Oct 13: GREEN CERTIFICATE for BUSINESS:  We partner with the Chamber of Commerce to run our “Green Certificate Award” program for businesses again in 2023. If you know of any businesses that are striving to be sustainable please nominate them by filling this nomination form (businesses can nominate themselves too) Click>>>Here  We are also  inviting businesses to a FOCUS GROUP on September 5th and 11th, to find out what you think constitutes a “Green” business in your industry. It will be advertised in the next chamber newsletter. Meanwhile businesses are being asked to contact us at info@wasagabeachclimateaction.com for more information.

Also, to report on some summer activities, your Wasaga Beach Climate Action Team (WBCAT) has been busy participating in and hosting several of the following events:

  • Aug 1st: : WBCAT participated and hosted a stand at the Wasaga Beach Farmers Market at the Recplex. Click>>>HERE
  • June 21: WBCAT participated by hosting a stand at the Wasaga Beach Seniors Information and Active Living Expo at the Recplex Click>>>HERE
  • June 3: WBCAT promoted and participated in Trail Tunes, in recognition of Bike Month. This was a collaborative, regional event connecting over 100kms of trails and rich musical culture within Wasaga Beach, Collingwood, and Clearview Township  Click>>>HERE

  Press Coverage:

  • Breaking News: WBCAT concerned about Oak Wilt fungus. Red Oaks are in danger. That is 8% of our tree canopy – Ian Adams inteview of WBCAT members on Simcoe.com and Wasaga SUN. Click>>>HERE
  • Breaking News: Wasaga gardeners, get ready to push the boundaries of where your green thumbs can take you. In June, council approved proposed changes to two municipal bylaws that will allow gardeners to dig into the municipally owned space in front of their homes. This is good news for environment and climate. Click>>>HERE
  • WBCAT monthly column in the BeachBOOSTER: “CELEBRATING A SIGNIFICANT STEP: CREATION OF THE CLIMATE ACTION ADVISORY COMMITTEE”   CLICK>>>HERE 
  • WBCAT monthly column (July) in What’s up? Georgian Bay: “IMPACT OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON WILDFIRES IN CANADA”  Click >>>HERE
  • WBCAT monthly column (August) in What’s up? Georgian Bay: “FOOD WASTE AND CLIMATE CHANGE: WHAT CAN YOU DO ABOUT IT?”  Click >>>HERE

AND TAKE CLIMATE ACTION NOW:

  • Take the WBCAT Carbon Footprint Challenge:  It is very easyin less than five minutes and a few clicks, you’ll receive a snapshot of your household carbon footprint and it will suggest what actions you can take to lower it. Click here>>>CARBON FOOTPRINT CHALLENGE  
  • Tru Earth fundraising:  Order online and Save up to 25% on Tru Earth Laundry Strips and other green products. Help the environment and support the Wasaga Beach Climate Action Team’s fundraising. Tru Earth has a vision to reduce the number of plastic laundry jugs that end up in landfills every year.  Click>>>HERE

Get outdoors. Summer is a good time for climate action NOW.

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