Ever wished you could let governments know what they should be doing in response to the climate crisis? Well, here’s your chance: Frankston City Council is putting out the call for ideas on how we can work together to protect our community, economy and environment from the effects of climate change.
The council is encouraging anyone who visits, works in or lives in the city to take 15 minutes to complete the Climate Change Community Survey and to share any ideas they might have on how the council can best tackle the issue on the Big Ideas Forum. You have until Wednesday, August 26, to do so, and responses from the survey and forum will help shape the council’s future actions on climate change and inform the next update of its Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Plan.
Mayor Sandra Mayer encouraged everyone in the community to take part. “We recognise the need for urgent action to address climate change and keep people and the environment safe now and for generations to come,” Cr Mayer said. “We want to hear your ideas and concerns so we can focus this action on the areas it is most needed.”
Cr Mayer said the collaborative responses of many governments and communities around the world to the COVID-19 pandemic “has shown us it is possible to work collectively on changes which will improve our planet”. She also asked everyone completing the survey to share it with their friends and family. “The more people who complete the survey, the better picture we will have of our community’s priorities and ways of working together to respond to climate change for the sake of our environment and those who live, work and play in Frankston City.”