Today’s Poll

City needs help in building Nelson’s Climate Change Action Plan

Nelson Daily Staff
By Nelson Daily Staff
July 24th, 2020

The City of Nelson has turned to crowd sourcing company to gather thoughts in the community on ideas specific to climate solutions for the Heritage City.

In a media release, the City of Nelson said it wants to connect with residents, businesses and other organizations to help build Nelson’s Climate Change Action Plan, and will do so with the launch of an action-focused ThoughtExchange to gather thoughts and ideas.

The crowd-sourcing software company will poll the community to gauge how the community and individuals want to reduce the carbon footprint and vulnerability to climate risks.

 “It’s important for Nelsonites to remember that we are developing a community climate change plan,” says Kate Letizia, Nelson’s Climate Change Coordinator.

“In order for it to have a city-wide impact and inspire community participation and behaviour change – we need the community to help us shape it according to their interests and values.”

 Research tells us that an engaged community plays a critical role in the success of any new initiative.  A variety of exciting engagement milestones have already taken place this year, but this ThoughtExchange is the first opportunity for all Nelson residents, businesses and other organizations to share their specific action ideas and rate others’ ideas as well.  

The ThoughtExchange is open between July 23rd and August 3rd 2020, and the City is hoping for high response numbers and a wide range of feedback.

  • Will your ideas float to the top? 
  • Will other’s ideas inspire you? 
  • What can you action today? 

The City has identified nine priority areas that the community will be able to share their specific thoughts on, including transportation, buildings, waste and the economy.  

To build a robust plan that is achievable, the City needs to hear from the public.  

So the City encourage the community to engage in ThoughtExchange and add ideas, see what others people have said and rate those thoughts.  

Follow this link to access the ThoughtExchange related to climate change engagement and action in Nelson.

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