Climate Change and Sustainability

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Four photos: rain barrel, cyclist, trees, solar panels.

Climate Change and Sustainability is a forum to allow for shared ideas among residents, businesses, and city staff to advance sustainability and climate action goals.

To achieve success in limiting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and adapting to an altering local climate, we need our whole community to be part of the solution. The City of Peterborough is committed to protecting our community, its economy, and its environment from climate change.

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We invite you to use this forum to stay informed and share your ideas by connecting with your fellow community members. There are several ways to provide input by filling out the Surveys, Share Ideas, and Open Comment tabs.

Everyone in Peterborough has a part to play to prevent climate change from accelerating and impacting our city. The municipality is stepping up to the plate to support residents and businesses transitioning to low-carbon lifestyles and business practices. We want to work with individuals who are changing lifestyles, making improvements at home or work, and recognizing that a more sustainable community is better for everyone and the planet.

Climate Change and Sustainability is a forum to allow for shared ideas among residents, businesses, and city staff to advance sustainability and climate action goals.

To achieve success in limiting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and adapting to an altering local climate, we need our whole community to be part of the solution. The City of Peterborough is committed to protecting our community, its economy, and its environment from climate change.

Get Involved!

We invite you to use this forum to stay informed and share your ideas by connecting with your fellow community members. There are several ways to provide input by filling out the Surveys, Share Ideas, and Open Comment tabs.

Everyone in Peterborough has a part to play to prevent climate change from accelerating and impacting our city. The municipality is stepping up to the plate to support residents and businesses transitioning to low-carbon lifestyles and business practices. We want to work with individuals who are changing lifestyles, making improvements at home or work, and recognizing that a more sustainable community is better for everyone and the planet.

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    On June 27, City Council ratified the application from Bird Friendly Peterborough (BFP), a community group made up of representatives from local nature-focused organizations, designating Peterborough as being bird-friendly through the Bird Friendly City (BFC) program. Nature Canada oversees the BFC program, which requires communities to meet multiple criteria before achieving bird-friendly city status. The BFP team identified Peterborough as meeting the entry-level requirements of the BFC program through existing City policies and community programs. 

    To celebrate Peterborough earning entry-level BFC status, an official city bird contest is being held for residents to make their selection for the bird that best represents our community. A list of 16 local bird species has been assembled by BFP that comprises a wide variety of common species. The contest will be held from August 2 to September 5 to narrow the list to the top 5 bird species. The winning city bird will be announced at the inaugural Peterborough Environmental and Climate Action Expo at Ecology Park on September 23.

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  • Help us understand what climate actions are important to you and for the community. In your opinion what are the barriers to adopting a low-carbon lifestyle?

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  • Describe the effects of recent altered weather patterns have had on your life.

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Page last updated: 06 Sep 2022, 06:32 AM