• Thu. Feb 29th, 2024

Celebrate Environment Week by planning for the future

Celebrate Environment Week by planning for the future

The City of Lethbridge is celebrating Environment Week June 4-10 by inviting residents to participate in planning for the future.

The Climate Adaptation Strategy and Action Plan Survey is now open for residents to provide their feedback on how to adapt to a changing climate in Lethbridge.

The strategy and plan will identify ways to better weatherproof our city’s assets and services in the event of an extreme weather event. Community input is an important factor in ensuring the plan aligns with residents’ needs, values ​​and aspirations.

“As we recently saw with the northern Alberta wildfires, changing climate events can cost communities millions of assets and services,” says Rayne Barber, sustainability engineer at the Department of Waste and Environment. “This work will help the city identify climate risks to our community and develop actions we can take as an organization to support community resilience to extreme weather and climate events.”

The survey is live now until June 26, 2023 on the City’s public engagement website, getinvolvedlethbridge.ca. The feedback collected will help inform the strategic direction of the strategy and action plan.

“Part of Environment Week is to raise awareness of practical and tangible ways people can support their local environment,” says Kathleen Shepherd, Executive Director of Environment Lethbridge. “Participating in this survey is the kind of thing our community can do to help prepare us for the future.”

In addition to the City’s free compost giveaway events, Environment Lethbridge and the Helen Schuler Nature Center celebrate with their own programming and events.

“We hope to have residents plant 1,000 trees across the city this year,” says Paige Rosner, environment educational program coordinator at the Helen Schuler Nature Center. “The big trees we enjoy today were planted years ago by residents like us. We would like residents to plant a tree and register it on our tree registry to help us reach this goal.

A beautiful, free tree guide is available at the Nature Center that outlines trees suitable for our southern Alberta climate.

For a complete list of Environment Week events and activities, go to environmentlethbridge.ca

For general enquiries:

Call 311 | Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m

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