Beaches-East York Climate Action Champion to host community information meeting

The Neighbourhood Climate Action Champions program is a City of Toronto initiative. Photo: City of Toronto image.

By ALI RAZA, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Beaches-East York Climate Action Champion Andie Chalmers-Ozimec is inviting members of the community to a virtual kick-off meeting on Sunday, March 21.

A “Climate Action Champion” is a local neighbourhood leader who applied to the city’s Neighbourhood Climate Action Champions initiative. Beaches-East York resident Chalmers-Ozimec has taken on the volunteer position.

The champion’s objectives are to “inspire, motivate, and encourage other residents to undertake community-focused actions” to support the city’s climate action strategy to reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 or sooner.

Chalmers-Ozimec, like all other participants, received training on climate change science, communications, and climate action in Toronto.

Participating “climate action champions” are required to commit at least 50 hours a month towards outreach in the community.

As part of her role, Chalmers-Ozimec is inviting Beaches-East York residents to the climate action meeting.

“My role is to convene residents and community organizations to plan grassroots initiatives that address climate change and benefit our community in other ways as well,” she said. “All are invited to learn more about this program and contribute ideas.”

She’s hosting a webinar via Zoom video conferencing on March 21 from 1 to 2 p.m.

Participants will receive a link to the conference once they submit their RSVP. To RSVP, email before Friday, March 19.

More information is available on the BEY Climate Action Champions Facebook group:

Ali Raza is a Local Journalism Initiative Reporter for Beach Metro News. His reporting is funded by the Government of Canada through its Local Journalism Initiative.

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