For immediate release
June 22, 2022
Climate Change and the Environment Open House
On June 28, 2022, the Town of Comox will be holding an open house to present the Town’s sustainability initiatives as well as receive input from residents on mitigating the impacts of climate change on the local environment.
The Climate Action open house is an opportunity for residents to become familiar with the Town’s strategies as it relates to reducing emissions and managing the risks of climate change. It will provide the public with a forum to meet with community like-minded partners, ask questions, develop informed opinions, and to share feedback with Town staff and Council in preparation for the 2023 budgeting and strategic planning process.
“Everyone in the Town should be aware of issues related to climate change,” said Russ Arnott, Mayor of Comox. “We need to be concerned about greenhouse gas emissions, transportation, energy production and use, air quality, and local environmental-related matters. We are all in this together – what we do now will affect our lives tomorrow.”
The open house will be hosted in an informal setting at the Comox Community Centre in the multi-purpose hall, it will include a short presentation followed by an approximate 30-minute facilitated discussion at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. There will be informative display booths and staff in attendance to answer questions for anyone who wants to drop-in.
Open House Location and Schedule:
Location: Comox Community Centre in the Multi-purpose Hall
Schedule: 3 – 7 p.m. (Drop-ins are welcome)
3:00 p.m. – doors open
4:00-4:10 p.m. – presentation
4:10-4:50 p.m. – facilitated discussion period
6:00-6:10 p.m. – presentation
6:10-6:50 p.m. – facilitated discussion period
7:00 p.m. – doors closed
All attendees will be entered into a draw for a Vancouver Island Music Festival ticket for supporting and providing input on a more sustainable community. For more information on the open house event, to review the Town of Comox’s sustainability initiatives, and participate in the Comox Climate Change survey, visit https://bit.ly/3y8zkEF .
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Jordan Wall, CAO