HalifACT and Halifax Public Libraries are acting on climate together

One of the most vital places where the HalifACT climate movement is gaining momentum is in our Halifax Public Libraries. We have partnered with them on a number of projects and we will be continuing to collaborate with them as we work to take effective climate action in the municipality.

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A Call to Climate Action: HalifACT Human Library and Ideas Fair

We organized the first ever HalifACT Human Library and Ideas Fair.

Most of us are concerned about climate change and curious about how we can take part in addressing the problem. HalifACT and Halifax Public Libraries joined forces to create an exciting opportunity for residents to get on board and join the team. 

Checking out a human “book” gave attendees the chance to chat with people that have experience with different kinds of climate action, from changing the way we heat and power our homes, to improving the way we get around, to making the ways we grow our food and treat the natural environment more sustainable.

Watch a recap of the event:

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Cover of Community Engagement final report with illustrations from the engagements of thermometers and wind turbines

Read the final report here.

HalifACT and Halifax Public Libraries engagement series

In partnership with Halifax Public Libraries, we held public engagement activities between February and April 2023 to gather feedback on climate action in our communities. Residents attended pop-up engagement sessions hosted by municipal staff at all 16 library locations across the municipality and shared their thoughts through a Shape Your City online idea board

Interaction board from library engagement featuring an array of sticky notes with various comments.

 

Residents had the opportunity to engage in conversation about climate change and share their thoughts, questions, concerns and solutions to local climate impacts and actions. The feedback collected, which can be viewed by reading the final report, will be used to inform how we act on climate together and move the HalifACT plan forward. 

The HalifACT and Halifax Public Libraries logos
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Dalhousie University and HalifACT Engagement Series 

The Dalhousie Faculty of Architecture and Planning, in collaboration with Clean Foundation and HalifACT, hosted an engagement series that brought together experts, interested members of the public and practitioners to find new ways forward. We invite you to watch the following videos from each of the engagement sessions. 

Session 1: Engaging Climate with Netukulimk- Mi’kmaq Partnerships and Wisdom
Session 2: The Human Element of Climate - How We Change
Session 3: Climate and The Built Environment - Planning a net zero and climate resilient future
Session 4: Unsticking Our Systems to Respond to a Climate Emergency
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