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Beyond Climate: Appetite Grows for Local Action

What a fantastic community turnout for the Beyond Climate film and discussion Tuesday evening. It was standing room only at the Duncan United Church, which is impressive for a weeknight and an indication--along with the climate emergency petition that now has 1,203 signatures --of the local appetite for swift and effective climate action.

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Municipality of North Cowichan Passes Climate Emergency Motion

On July 17, the Municipality of North Cowichan officially acknowledged that the community is facing a climate emergency and committed to developing an integrated climate action strategy.

This follows on the heels of the climate emergency declared by the City of Duncan earlier this week. We applaud these commitments to look at local decisions through the lens of climate disruption and we hope this spurs similar action by our three other local governments: The Town of Ladysmith, The Town of Lake Cowichan and the CVRD.

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City of Duncan Declares Climate Emergency!

Kudos to the City of Duncan for declaring a local climate emergency at its July 15 council meeting, thus becoming the first Cowichan local government to join hundreds of local governments across Canada in recognizing the threat posed by climate disruption.

We are also pleased that the City of Duncan's climate emergency declaration sets in motion steps to mitigate and adapt to the crisis.

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