Number of cities engaged in Ontario: 3
Number of neighbourhoods engaged with Project Neutral: 15
Household Challenge: Most common reduction pledge: 20%.
80% of households reduced their footprint by 5 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions.
Neighbourhood with the smallest footprint: The Junction, in Guelph, Ontario.
City of London
Active & Green Communities is a community engagement program linking the environment, health, household finances, and community wellbeing to build a more sustainable and resilient London.
Active & Green Communities is a NeighbourGood London Initiative.
We want to make it simple and convenient for Londoners to access programs and information on household energy costs, health, community wellbeing, and our environment.
HOW CAN ACTIVE & GREEN COMMUNITIES MAKE A DIFFERENCE FOR YOUR COMMUNITY?
We provide meaningful information that allows residents to see how they compare with their neighbours and friends, track their progress over time, and - most important of all - a chance to celebrate their achievements.
The City of London staff and our Community Partners – London Hydro, the Middlesex-London Health Unit, and the Upper Thames River Conservation Authority will be using Active & Green Communities to deliver environmentally-related activities to your community.
Some of the activities are:
- City- and partner-led projects within your community
- Hands-on demonstrations and workshops
- Support for community-led projects and events
WE ARE ASKING FOR YOUR HELP TO BRING ACTIVE & GREEN COMMUNITIES TO YOUR COMMUNITY
If you decide to participate as a group - and we really hope you do - we ask for the following:
- A person - to act as a community “champion” for promoting Active & Green Communities.
- Information - you understand your community needs the best. We want to work with you to identify a list of activities, events, offers, and incentives that best serve your community’s interest for the next 3 to 12 months; and
- Assistance - in the promotion of the selected activities, events, offers, and incentives to your community.
- Your own page on the Project Neutral website - each community is provided its own page on the Project Neutral site, to promote local community activities.
- Access to resources - we can help your community in a number of ways:
- Access to great information about your community
- Access to low-cost printing for newsletters
- Help you organize community workshops, events, and activities
- Help you apply to programs, such as City of London's SPARKS! Neighbourhood Matching Fund, Adopt-a-Street, Adopt-a-Park
- The opportunity to try out new programs before they are rolled out across London