Sault Ste. Marie’s greenhouse gas inventory complete

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Calling on passionate citizens to join the Sault Climate Hub in celebrating the completion and presentation of the much-anticipated city of Sault Ste. Marie greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory, at the Monday, February 24, 2020 city council meeting. City of Sault Ste. Marie staff have confirmed the inventory will be presented at the council meeting, and we want to make sure council’s efforts are applauded, and that council members feel supported in taking bold action to address the imminent, present, and pressing climate emergency.

According to Sault Climate Hub membership, “the GHG inventory is a necessary tool, which can be used by the city to direct efforts in reducing GHG emissions in an informed and effective manner. It can be used to guide the implementation of best practices, assess where infrastructure investment will be most effective, and in the assessment of whether or not to endorse future developments–ensuring they are in line with the community’s GHG-reduction trajectory.”

So please, come out, celebrate, and show support for the city’s current efforts, and for future bold action to tackle climate change. Let’s come together in support of shaping a brighter and prosperous future for our community, for future generations, and to create the buzz and energy we need to meaningfully get the ball rolling.

Who We Are:

The Sault Climate Hub is non-partisan group of concerned citizens of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario and surrounding areas. We are a member of The Climate Reality Project Canada (Climate Reality Canada) a charity organization that serves as the Canadian component of a global movement to educate the public about the science and impacts of climate change as well as solutions to address the climate crisis.

Our Mission:

To advance climate change mitigation and adaptation to align Sault Ste. Marie with scientific, aspirational, and global targets for greenhouse gas emission reductions through action, education, engagement, and other activities.

To reduce Sault Ste. Marie and surrounding area’s greenhouse gas emissions to match global targets set by the UN IPCC (United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) 2030 targets.

2 COMMENTS

  1. What a joke. While I’m walking to work every day in the most pedestrian unfriendly city I’ve ever experienced, I see car after car sitting in a driveway idling for who knows how long just so it’ll be toasty inside. Then while at work I see coworkers start their cars remotely, which auto-shuts off after 15 mins, then re-start it and do it 3 more times so their cars will be really warm and they don’t need to brush snow off their windshields.
    Then behind the legion I’ll see 2-4 city trucks sitting & idling during their smoke breaks, followed by the same at A&W.
    Many, many stoplights that are totally out of synch resulting in more idling. The weakest recycling program I’ve ever seen. No northern Drive Clean program, with many cars spewing higher pollutants.
    The list goes on & on.
    City of SSM, first learn to walk before you run. Clean up your own messes, make the city livable – jobs, reduced crime, housing, roads, infrastructure, programs, lower school performance compared to the rest of the province, etc. Maybe inspire people to want to live here and then start to attack climate change. Stop trying to look good and actually be good.
    And another thing, what is with this city calling practically everything a hub, when it isn’t a hub?

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