—- Municipal Candidate Survey —- MIKE PEPPARD

Lake of Bays Township — District Councillor — Franklin/Sinclair Ward

1.     What actions have you personally taken to support a greener, more sustainable climate?

  • Given up one car
  • began home composting
  • use zoom as a meeting option whenever possible to reduce travel
  • plan trips to town for more efficient use of gas (and time 🙂

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: I would like to push for green building standards in the Township along with financial credits for going over and above
  • Housing: Ppromote in house suites to increase housing supply instead of simply more buildings
  • Land use (sprawl): promote multi-unit buildings and townhouses for greater density
  • Transportation: promote car sharing in our rural municipalities

3.     A long-term problem requires a long-term solution. What is your 100-year plan? If elected, what would be your first action?

  • we need to get the public and local businesses more involved in developing a community climate action plan
  • getting off gas powered vehicles is the biggest first step. We could help by installing more charging stations in Lake of Bays and by greening our own fleet.