Over the years, the City’s Environment & Climate Resilience team has developed a number of resources to improve citizen understanding of climate change and deliver programs that support climate action. Recently, a pilot program was launched that encourages neighbours to work together to identify community assets and climate risks, and adapt their neighbourhood block to a changing climate while mitigating emissions.
Co-created with community members in the fall of 2022, Neighbouring for Climate is a toolkit of action cards to help make climate resilience action as easy as possible. It was designed to align with Abundant Community Edmonton's Get Neighbouring program and taps into their networks and formula for involving citizens at the block level.
At two launch events, participants were reminded of the climate changes facing Edmonton, and had the opportunity to work with the toolkit contents. Dropping into the Saturday morning event was a special guest, Edmonton Mayor Amarjeet Sohi, who reminded us about the importance of community connections.