Huntsville — District Councillor
1. What actions have you personally taken to support a greener, more sustainable climate?
We have purchase high efficient appliances, change our lights to LED and placed timers on other electrical needs. Reduce, reuse and recycle, green bins use has increased and our garbage is less then a bag a week.
2. What opportunities for climate leadership at the municipal level (e.g. greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs)) would you champion in one or more of these areas: Buildings | Housing | Land use (sprawl) | Transportation | Other
Buildings: new building to be equipped with Geothermal heat sources, promote energy saving, high performing green buildings, ways to recycle water
Housing: use low carbon cement. use recycled building material, water conservation, solar power, energy efficient windows
Land use (sprawl): we need to preserve our natural resources like farm land , create more park lands, more open spaces to keep wildlife and animals, there are some positives to unban sprawl like opportunities for employment, economic production, lifestyles changes
Transportation: more options like clean public transportation, more electric cars, bike lanes
Other: only be producing electric passenger vehicles by 2030
3. A long-term problem requires a long-term solution. What is your 100-year plan? If elected, what would be your first action?
The new Leaf strategy was introduced by the District to strengthen all of Muskoka’s resiliency to climate changes and reduce GHG. I will follow up to ensure we are following it and have measure’s in place to reduce GHG.
I would like to see us introduce climate action in the school system so our children grow up protecting our environment. Increase our green bin system in Muskoka to rural areas so we can reduce waste going to our land fills.