Climate Change

The County of Huron is committed to taking action against climate change, by reducing greenhouse gas emissions (mitigation) and preparing for the future (adaptation).

Mitigation

In July 2019, the County joined the Partners for Climate Protection program. This program is a 5-milestone framework that helps municipalities reduce greenhouse gas emissions. As part of the County’s participation in this program, we have developed a Corporate Greenhouse Gas Inventory, which looks at energy use and emissions from our buildings and vehicles. This will allow us to create strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, as well as monitor our progress overtime.

Adaptation

The County received funding from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities to develop a Corporate Climate Change Adaptation Plan (CCCAP). Through this plan, the County of Huron is committed to being a leader in taking action to reduce, respond to, and recover from the impacts of climate change on the corporation and our communities. Visit Huron County Connects to learn more!

Take the Plastic Pledge!

Learn about ways to avoid single-use plastics and join others by taking the Plastic Pledge. To learn more, see the County’s Single-Use Item Reduction Strategy.

Tips to avoid single-use plastics

Resources

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    2017/18 Corporate Greenhouse Gas Inventory
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    Climate Trends & Future Projections in Huron County
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    Climate Projections Graphic
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    Corporate Climate Change Adaptation Plan
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    Single-Use Item Reduction Strategy
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    Plastic Pledge
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    How to Avoid Single-Use Plastics Poster
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    Corporate Climate Change Adaptation Plan: Framework for Consultation & Engagement