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The snow in this picture is melting so fast my sons had to hold the snowman together so I could get them a picture. That’s how I feel we’re “tackling” climate change: holding it together, looking for the upside. You need hope to inspire action, but if you fail to plan that action – you’re planning to fail. Climate Change means seasons don’t act like they’re supposed to. So more snow-man snow days than our cold winter months used to give us means less food in the garden, better odds of a house insurance claim, more bugs invading and killing that wouldn’t survive an “old” winter. I’d feel better about our ability to thrive despite climate change if we were actively changing to accommodate our changing world rather than just trying to hold the old together.
The creation of strong neighbourhoods is key to building resilience as a community. Developing neighbourhood hubs provides opportunities for neighbours to join together, learn about each other and to support each when faced with challenge. Strong neighbourhoods grow from simple actions – waving, saying hello, walking together, or sharing resources. It gives me hope to see these things happening in Thunder Bay neighbourhoods. In the face of challenges brought on by climate change, our community needs neighbours who support each other through emergencies and recovery.