Climate change is one of the most significant issue facing the world today. We need
to take effective action today to slow the trend towards global warming.
Although many of us recognize the need to work on climate change issues, often we
lack the resources and focus to move from thought to action. Working at a community
level, we can bring together people, resources and ideas to foster positive results.
ecoCommunities is a province-wide project that will help small and medium-sized
Ontario communities take action on climate change by assisting them to identify,
develop, implement and evaluate projects that will significantly reduce greenhouse
gas emissions. These plans will help the communities to:
- Engage in specific projects that involve the whole community
- Improve the natural environment
- Strengthen the local economy
- Build community capacity to deal with the social, environmental, and economic
issues related to climate change
Modelled on ecoPerth’s success over the last five years, ecoCommunities, will support
community actions that make use of the existing resources of communities and create
lasting social, economic and environmenal benefits.