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Have your say on Whistler’s new climate strategy

Climate Big Moves Survey closes Oct. 18
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Smoke from far-away, climate-change-fuelled wildfires blanketed Whistler earlier this month. Photo by Clare Ogilvie.

The Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) is seeking public input on its new Climate Acton Big Moves Strategy.

Residents are invited to take a new survey to share their thoughts on the six “Big Moves” identified in the plan, which was endorsed by council on July 7.

The survey closes Oct. 18.

“I encourage everyone in Whistler—from our seasonal workers, to our long-time residents, business owners, employees, second-home owners and more—to take 10 minutes over the next three weeks to participate in this important survey,” said Mayor Jack Crompton in a release.

“The impacts of climate change are becoming more and more apparent, and we all need to work together urgently to take big steps to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions.”

Whistler’s greenhouse gas emissions rose four per cent in 2019, which only lends more urgency to the plan, climate action coordinator Luisa Burhenne told council on Sept. 1.

Results from the survey will be used to help refine the Big Moves Strategy and inform its implementation.

The strategy is expected to come back to council for adoption this fall.