Nelson launches citizen survey on climate change

Survey can be filled out online until Jan. 31

Submitted by the City of Nelson

The City of Nelson is looking to better understand the diverse knowledge, values, and behaviours of its residents, to support the development of a Climate Change Action Plan that aligns with the community and its needs.

“When policy-makers understand and consider people’s lives, habits and priorities, they develop more effective and impactful responses to climate change,” says Kate Letizia, climate change co-ordinator. “This survey will allow us to determine how the local culture and its shared values can shape climate action in Nelson.”

An online survey can be filled out until Jan. 31 at

City council committed to the development of a Climate Change Action Plan in June 2018 to ensure Nelson continues to show leadership in reducing its footprint and preparing for the increasing impacts of our already changing climate.

The new action plan – to launch this summer — will act to both consolidate and co-ordinate existing policies and actions on climate change while considering the development of new actions to fill in gaps and address current and future risks and opportunities.

Targeted engagement with City of Nelson staff, local subject matter experts and community leaders has been ongoing since September. However, this will be the first broad public engagement opportunity for residents and businesses.

Sign up for public consultation/engagement opportunities alerts using the City of Nelson’s Notify Me service, to be informed of additional engagement opportunities related to the development of the Climate Change Action Plan.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Police ID man found dead in Vallican after probe leads to no arrests

Forty-seven-year-old Aaron Graham, of Vallican, has been identified as the man killed

Hidden message connects Castlegar homeowners decades apart

The Rodgers family was surprised when a message fell out of the walls as they were renovating

52,000 reasons to walk in the cold

Nelson CARES raises over $52,000 at Coldest Night fundraiser

Supreme Court of Canada will hear Sinixt appeal May 12

B.C. has appealed Indigenous hunting case through several levels of court starting in Nelson in 2016

Nelson to hold open house on bike routes

City wants to discuss its plans with the public and get input

Protecting privacy key to stopping spread of COVID-19, B.C. health officials say

The number of coronavirus cases in B.C. remains at seven

Toffoli scores OT winner as Canucks beat Habs 4-3

Demko makes 37 saves for Vancouver

Private clinics would harm ‘ordinary’ people using public system in B.C.: lawyer

Health Minister Adrian Dix announced in 2018 that the government would begin to fine doctors $10,000

B.C. terminates contract with hospice society refusing assisted death

Delta Hospice Society loses hospital service fund of $1.5 million

Child in hospital following fatal crash that killed father, sibling on B.C. highway

The single vehicle crash occured near Kamloops on Highway 5A

‘Die!’: Vernon councillor mailed death threat

This story contains information that might be sensitive to some readers

Two B.C. men plead guilty to bus-terminal assault of man with autism in Ontario

Parmvir Chahil and Jaspaul Uppal due to be sentenced in June for aggravated assault

B.C. Liberals call for assistance on soaring strata insurance rates

NDP’s Carole James says problem is across the country

Most Read