Last night, Kitchener Council discussed the need for declaring a climate emergency and the benefit of introducing a municipal carbon budget. Here's Monday's article outlining the proposed discussion.
Many people came out in support of this proposal, with several delegations speaking to it as well. There was a referral made to one paragraph (meaning staff will look into this and report back at a later date), an amendment, and the original motion. I'm thrilled to report that everything passed unanimously! If you're on Twitter, you can read my thread about the meeting here. As you can imagine, Council Chambers was full of very happy people last night! Thanks to everyone who came out and filled the room :)
There were several other decisions made at Council last night, including one about the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action. You can read more about those here. #365ofgoodWR