Community and Corporate Engagement towards Climate Action Targets
Summarized, from: Building Capacity for BC Communities – webinar series: Collaborating on Climate Action: Moving Forward with Climate Action with Kerri Klein, Caroline Jackson, Darla Simpson – March 4, 2010 hosted by the Province of BC, Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development
What is Climate Action Engagement?
- Government Operations: Climate Action Charter
- Community-wide: Green Communities Statutes Amendment Act
Levels of Engagement
- Vancouver Coastal Health has community engagement framework: http://www.vch.ca/media/CE%20Booklet%202009.pdf
- SFU’s Centre for Dialogue: http://www.sfu.ca/dialog/
- Canadian Coalition for Dialogue and Deliberation: http://www.c2d2.ca/
- Social Capital Project: http://www.thesocialcapitalproject.org/
- Community Based Social Marketing (CBSM) is described in-depth in ‘Fostering Sustainable Behaviour’ available in a free digital download. http://www.cbsm.com/pages/guide/preface
- Pacific Resource Conservation Society & Destination Conservation has developed different models according to specific community needs: http://www.dcplanet.ca/.
- The Natural Step Five-level Framework for strategic sustainable development that can be adapted to engagement goals: http://www.thenaturalstep.org/sustainability/5-levels/.
Before You Engage
- decision to be made?
- question to answered?
- problem to address?
- opportunity to look at?
- relationship to build?
- The Change Handbook (2nd Ed) The Definitive Resource on Today's Best Methods for Engaging Whole Systems by Peggy Holman, Tom Devane and Stephen Cady
- International Assoc. for Public Participation: www.iap2.org
Plan to reach your community outside of the local government office at venues where community groups gather. Although climate change is a serious issue, use a positive upbeat message. Solutions will have better results than fear mongering. It’s OK to have fun!
- City of Pitt Meadows: Going Green Business Awards
- City of Campbell River & School District 72: Energy Ambassadors in the City and Schools: Creating a Conservation Community
- The Rossland Energy Diet
- City of Vancouver Greenest City: opportunities for community residents
- Smart Planning for Communities & The Columbia Basin Trust: Creative Community Engagement webinar http://www.fraserbasin.bc.ca/e-learning.html
- Alberta Urban Municipalities Association - Citizen Engagement Initiative and Toolkit
- Six Steps to a Sustainable Community, Partners for Climate Protection: The Federation of Canadian Municipalities Citizen Participation and Community Engagement guide
1. Building Capacity for BC Communities – webinar series: http://toolkit.bc.ca/program/building-capacity-b-c-communities-webinar-series
2. Tamarack Institute for Community Engagement: http://tamarackcommunity.ca/
3. BC Healthy Communities: http://bchealthycommunities.ca/
4. International Association of Public Participation: http://www.iap2.org/
5. Key Learnings from Destination Conservation: http://www.dcplanet.ca/
6. Citizen Participation and Community Engagement in the Local Action Plan Process: A Guide for Municipalities, FCM, 2002