Wildsight Golden has a number of initiatives happening under the umbrella of Climate Action. These include Protecting Local Old Growth Forests, Reduce, Reuse and Recycle, Air Quality, a monthly Climate Champion and encouraging donations in the style of 1% for the Climate. We have an active Climate Action Team made up of volunteers who will continue to come up with new ideas as time passes.
Join us today by emailing Golden@wildsight.ca
Partnering with the Metis Nation Columbia River Society, we are putting on a snowshoe forestry walk accompanied by a naturalist. This will be the beginning of hopefully a larger forestry education and protection campaign. This will allow our community to enjoy the beauty of the forest and learn about its unique features. It is urgent that these old forests remain on the landscape for future generations. More information about action here.
See this current news release on Action you can take. (April 6, 2022)
Reduce Reuse Recycle
In order to promote recycling in our community, Wildsight Golden put together a social media campaign, “Wasteless Wednesday’s.” Every Wednesday in the winter months, we posted about different ways and tips to recycle. We also want to help Golden Businesses have the resources and tools to be able to reduce their environmental impact as much as possible. So, we created an infographic to be distributed via email to businesses about proper recycling and waste management. Visit the Golden Green Living Project page to view many articles with tips and tricks to help you lead a greener life.
Partnering with the Golden and District Air Quality Committee, we are researching the effect of wood stoves on our air quality in Golden and proper burning practices. Golden and District Air Quality Committee will be presenting to Town Council on February 15 at 1:15 and any supporters are encouraged to attend the meeting, in person or by zoom. They will be presenting bylaw implementation regarding wood stoves and burning practices in Golden. We are in communication with the fire department regarding having in-house workshops for citizens with poor burning practices. We handed out door hangers with information from the Golden and District Air Quality Committee about proper burning practices. We have our volunteers researching alternatives to wood stoves like heat pumps. We are also helping the Golden and District Air Quality Committee with their website.
The Climate Champion is an individual or business that has done the most to champion the kind of climate action that Golden needs to see. The Climate Champion has been identified as one that inspires, motivates, and encourages our community to work to reduce emissions, lower carbon footprints, and cut waste. The goal of illuminating the climate champions that live and work among us is to challenge our community to take similar actions. Contact email@example.com to nominate the next Climate Champion
1% for the Planet
Last year, Wildsight Golden was contacted by the owner of Thread the Needle who wanted to donate annually to help our planet. She introduced us to 1% for the Planet. One percent for the planet has the definition: “1% for the Planet is a global movement inspiring businesses and individuals to support environmental solutions through annual memberships and everyday actions. We advise on giving strategies, we certify donations and we amplify the impact of our network, put simply: we bring people together to increase smart environmental giving”. 1% for the planet has two models, a business giving model which encourages pledging 1% of your business income and an individual giving model, in which people pledge 1% of their annual income.
Noemie Roy, the owner of Thread the Needle, catalyzed our organization to join 1% for the Planet as an organization to donate to. 2022 is the first year that Thread the Needle will be donating in this format to Wildsight Golden and decided a direct donation be better given directly to our organization instead of going through the 1% for the Planet group.
If you feel like this is a type of program that you would be interested in, the choices are several, you can give directly to Wildsight Golden or through 1% for the Planet. For more information, please contact our office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check out the presentation requesting the declaration of a Climate Emergency and Renewable Energy Plan:
Calvin Beauchesne has presented to the Golden Town Council and the Regional Council for the CSRD requesting that they declare a Climate Emergency and Renewable Energy Plan. The Town of Golden passed the latter resolution. We will post the results of the CSRD decision as soon as possible.