There are many different ways that each one of us can take action on climate change. Below you will find a collection of resources put together for further climate change knowledge and action. If you have other resources to share, please contact our Climate Change & Energy Specialist.
Families for Action: Resources for Home
Becoming energy efficient is an effective way of reducing your greenhouse gas emissions. By improving your energy efficiency you’ll not only reduce the amount of energy you are using, but you’ll save money at the same time. Here are some resources to get you started.
- What is energy efficiency?
- Why be energy efficient at home?
- Making your home energy efficient
- Affordability Fund
- Save on Energy Home Assistance Program
Adapting to a Future Climate
Reducing your emissions is an important part of limiting your contributions to climate change. However, it’s not the only part. Climate change adaptation consists of reactive and anticipatory actions that are taken to deal with the occurring and predicted impacts of climate change. Below you will find resources that will help you and your home begin adapting to climate change.
- What is adaptation?
- Making your home flood ready
- Preparing for more frequent and severe weather events
- Homeowner’s Handbook for Wildfire Resilience
- Homeowner’s Handbook for Basement Flooding Resilience
- Constructing and Designing Climate Resilient Homes
Climate for Kids
Businesses also have an important role to play in addressing climate change. Below you will find a list of resources to inform or guide your business on climate action.
- 10 Climate Change Actions for Businesses
- ACCO Climate Change Training
- A Guide to Measuring, Reducing, and Offsetting GHG Emissions for Businesses
- Climate Change Guide for Businesses – A Canadian Perspective
- Climate Change Tools and Training
- LEED Resources for Climate Resilient Buildings and Communities
- Save on Energy – Multiple Programs
- The Role of Business in Addressing Climate Change – BSR Climate Change Reports
- A Guide to Internet Energy Usage
First Nation & Municipal Tools
First Nations and Municipalities have an important role to play in climate action and can have a positive climate impact in their communities. In this list of resources you will find a mixture of tools, programs, and information for furthering local climate action.
First Nation Tools
- Climate Change and Health Adaptation Program
- Community Energy Champion Program
- Dibaginjigaadeg Anishinaabe Ezhitwaad – A Tribal Climate Adaptation Menu
- Education and Capacity Building Program
- First Nation Adapt Program
- First Nations Conservation Program
- Indigenous Community-Based Climate Monitoring Program
- Indigenous Community Energy Plan
- Indigenous Energy Projects Program
- Adapting to Climate Change a Risk Based Guide for Ontario Municipalities
- Adaptive Design and Assessment Policy Tool
- A Guide to Climate Change Adaptation in Ontario’s Ecosystems
- Building Sustainable and Resilient Communities with Asset Management
- Community Lifecycle Infrastructure Costing Tool
- Federation of Canadian Municipalities – Multiple Programs
- General Guidelines on the Use of Scenario Data for Climate Impact and Adaptation Assessment
- Guidelines on Climate Data Management
- Infrastructure Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation to a Changing Climate Guidelines
- Land Use Planning Tools for Local Adaptation to Climate Change
- Ontario Climate Change and Health Toolkit
- Partners for Climate Protection Program
- Using Climate Information to Guide Adaptation Research and Decisions
Additional Resources and Further Learning
In this list of resources you will find a mixture of additional climate change tools, strategies, and educational materials. If you have suggestions for additional resources and learning tools, contact us!