Action Plans in the works for 7 Midland-area municipalities

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Published on: December 21, 2017

Midland Mirror / Andrew Mendler / 20 December 2017

Sustainable Severn Sound is undertaking a massive initiative, which will involve creating Climate Change Action Plans for seven area municipalities: Midland, Penenetanguishene, Oro-Medonte, Tiny, Tay, Severn and Georgian Bay Township.

The first step of the project is to map out the energy consumption for each municipality and create a greenhouse gas inventory to establish a baseline of data. This data will then be analyzed and goals will be set to help communities cut down on pollution levels and move towards a low-carbon future.

“We have contacted Hydro One, Enbridge Union Gas and local providers such as Midland PUC to collect energy consumption data on a postal code level to see the baseline current greenhouse gas emissions that each community is currently emitting,” said Victoria Ervick, Climate Change Action Plan coordinator.