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Climate Change and the NWT 2018-2030
Ecology North responds to draft GNWT climate change strategy. In November 2017 GNWT released a draft of their 2018-2030 Climate Change Strategic Framework for public comment. After reviewing the new Framework, Ecology North has responded with 10 key recommendations. We are encouraged by the document's acknowledgement of the gravity of our situation here in the NWT, however, we hope to see a more directed and specific plan of action come out of this Framwork to address the challenges face through adaptation and mitigation.
Have a look for yourself at the draft Framework, and at our response. What do you think?
City of Yellowknife signs #LoveNWTWater Pledge to Stop Drinking Bottled Water
We are very excited with the recent news that the City of Yellowknife has decided to sign the #loveNWTwater pledge, after discussions at the Municipal Services Committee Meeting and Council Meeting earlier this month. By signing the pledge, the city makes the commitment of taking concrete steps to reduce the consumption of disposable plastic bottles. This is a huge step towards the vision of becoming a sustainability leader, reducing waste, fighting climate change and protecting our natural resources and assets. Way to go City of Yellowknife!
Last September, Ecology North asked the City of Yellowknife to sign our #LoveNWTWater Pledge to stop drinking disposable plastic water bottles. CBC News North covered the council debate over whether or not Yellowknife would sign the pledge.
We responded to Council's concerns and were delighted to hear that City of Yellowknife has since signed the pledge!
Yellowknife Sustainable Event Checklist Launched on 15 Jan 2018
Ecology North and City of Yellowknife recently launched the Yellowknife Sustainable Event Checklist, which includes tips for running environmentally friendly events. Water, food and beverage, waste reduction and disposal, and energy consumption all need to be considered when reducing the ecological footprint of an event. This guide is available for anyone planning, facilitating, or volunteering at an event. Even if you aren't running your own events, have a look inside; it's good to know what you should be expecting from public events in Yellowknife.