Climate Action Volunteers
Agents of Change
In the early winter of 2022, ICLEI Canada launched their Agents of Change project, whose goal is to build volunteer engagement programming in communities across Canada: uniting and mobilizing residents to build local climate resilience and take actions that enable net-zero emission pathways.
The Town of New Glasgow was selected as 1 of 10 participating Municipalities to design and pilot a municipal-led Climate Action Volunteer Program. With support from the ICLEI Canada team and with funding from the Government of Canada, this project will help the Town engage our residents in our local climate action planning, specifically, through the implementation of key actions identified in the Town’s Community Climate Action Plan 2022-2030.
Learn more about the Town’s Climate Action Volunteer Program and apply to participate today.
Bee City Canada
As a certified Bee City, the Town of New Glasgow is committed to protecting local pollinators and ensuring our environment is pollinator-friendly. Through increased local species planting, protecting pollinator habitats, our community gardens, raising awareness, and reducing pesticide use, the Town of New Glasgow will help bees and other local pollinators.
Circular Cities and Regions Initiative (CCRI)
The CCRI is a one-year pilot developed by the National Zero Waste Council, Federation of Canadian Municipalities, Recycling Council of Alberta, and RECYC-QUÉBEC to advance circular economy knowledge sharing and capacity building in the Canadian local government sector. The Town of New Glasgow was selected as one of 15 local governments to participate in the pilot. Over one year, the CCRI provided a national webinar series on innovative approaches and provided direct support, guidance and peer-to-peer exchange — supporting communities to take steps to become more circular.
Learn more about the pilot at CanadianCircularCities.ca.